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Location Ukraine, Odessa
Central coordinates 30o 12.00' East  45o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 17 ha
Altitude 0 - 60m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A rocky island in the Black Sea, near the Danube delta, covered with grassland. It is a military training area.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (1-10 non-breeding birds).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1997  20-200 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1999  50-100 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1999  100-150 individuals  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex passage  1999  100-150 individuals  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1997  frequent  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  60%
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Snake island. Downloaded from on 27/09/2016

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