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Location Russia (European), Kaluga region
Central coordinates 35o 10.02' East  53o 25.37' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3
Area 4,760 ha
Altitude 165 - 180m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  2000  100-300 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus passage  2000  2,000-3,500 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger passage  2000  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1992-2000  15,000-30,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Reka Resseta i ee poima Nature Monument 1,891 protected area overlaps with site 3,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  30%
Shrubland   1%
Grassland Humid grasslands  40%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Mud flats and sand flats; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  25%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 7%
forestry 25%
hunting 90%
tourism/recreation 20%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
nature conservation and research 87%

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: Ressetinskiye floods. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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