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Location Russia (European), Kostroma region
Central coordinates 44o 32.48' East  58o 2.08' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 140,385 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1999-2002  400-900 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999-2002  3,000-6,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1999-2002  2,500-7,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999-2002  160-240 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1999-2002  160-220 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  96%
Grassland Humid grasslands  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  1%
Unknown   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 95%
unknown 5%
nature conservation and research 50%
Notes: In total 3 regional reserves (zakazniks) overlaps with IBA.

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: Manturovo left bank of the Unzha river. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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