BY020
Lower Pripyat


Country/territory: Belarus

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 40,000 ha

Protection status:

Akhova Ptushak Belarusi

Site description
A large river flood-plain with moderate but long-lasting spring floods. Wet meadows, dry grasslands and alluvial Quercus forests predominate in one of the most extensive alluvial landscapes to be protected in Europe.

Key biodiversity
One of the largest concentrations in Belarus of breeding waterbirds, and one of the most significant staging areas for geese, ducks and waders on spring migration. The site regularly supports 20,000 or more waterbirds. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Botaurus stellaris (min. 100 pairs), Aythya ferina (70-150 pairs).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Pripyat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020.