Kivach Nature Reserve

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
Smew Mergellus albellus LC breeding 2002 16 breeding pairs A3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 2002 2 breeding pairs A3
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC resident 2002 2 breeding pairs A3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 2002 < 50 individuals A3
Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera LC breeding 2002 < 50 individuals A3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 2002 110 breeding pairs A3

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)
Kivach Zapovednik 10,880 protected area overlaps with site 10,870

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Zapovednik Kivach 2005
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kivach Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022.