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Olonets plain


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1997 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1997 200,000-300,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1997 500,000-700,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1997 150-500 breeding pairs A1, B2
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC breeding 1997 100-200 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1997 500,000-999,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 near favourable low low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tulokskiy Zakaznik 16,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Selskokhozyaistvennie ugod'ya i bolota Olonetskogo Zakaznik 5,000 protected area contained by site 5,000
Olonetsky Zakaznik (Federal) 27,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Boloto u reki Olonka Nature Monument 42 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Olonetskaya ravnina 2007
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Olonets plain. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/olonets-plain-iba-russia-(european) on 26/02/2024.