Vyhanaščanskija baloty

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU breeding 1989 200-250 breeding pairs B3
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC breeding 2004 250-350 breeding pairs B2
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 1989 10-15 breeding pairs B2
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1996 50 breeding pairs A1
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1989 20-25 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1989 40-50 breeding pairs B2
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1995 20 breeding pairs A1
Tawny Owl Strix aluco LC resident 2004 90 breeding pairs B3
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 1999 3 breeding pairs A1
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1989 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU breeding 1996 30-100 breeding pairs A1

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vygonoshchanskoe Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 43,000 protected area overlaps with site 54,611
Vigonoshchanskoe Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 54,182 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vyhanaščanskija baloty. Downloaded from on 17/10/2021.