Flood-plain of Iput' river in vicinity of Kholevichami

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
Flood-plain of the Iput' river between the villages of Unechi and Kholevichi, which is flooded during spring and contains many ox-bow lakes.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is the main feeding area for 25 pairs of Ciconia ciconia which breed in surrounding villages.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity

Habitat and land use
The IBA is in the zone of radioactive pollution from Chernobyl and there are plans to move the local populous.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flood-plain of Iput' river in vicinity of Kholevichami. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.