Western Ilmen area

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC breeding 1990 1,200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 1990 1,000 breeding pairs B1i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 1999 30-200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1995 1,000,000-1,500,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volga Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 800,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ozero Tinaki Nature Monument 18 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ozero Lechebnoe Nature Monument 50 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaspiyskiy Zakaznik 39,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karabulakskiy Nature Monument 10 protected area overlaps with site 0
Il'menno-bugrovoi Zakaznik 6,700 protected area contained by site 6,700
Dendropark kurorta Tinaki-1 Nature Monument 25 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bugor Chertovo Gorodische Nature Monument 15 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Desert Semidesert -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Ilmen area. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.