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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 45o 31.45' East  57o 42.93' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 52,935 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1990-2004  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2004  100-200 males only  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ispravnikova Duga Nature Monument 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Vetluga middle school 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  90%
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Artificial - terrestrial   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 5%
agriculture 5%
forestry 90%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
nature conservation and research 4%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vetluga floodplain in the Nizhni Novgorod region. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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