Al'manskija baloty This is an IBA in Danger! 

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1995 30-40 breeding pairs B2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1995 10-20 breeding pairs B2
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1995 20 breeding pairs A1
Tawny Owl Strix aluco LC resident 1995 100 breeding pairs B3
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1995 5-6 breeding pairs B2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1995-2001 20-30 breeding pairs B2
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 2001 20-30 breeding pairs A1
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1995 10-20 breeding pairs B3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2017 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very 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
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Stary Zhaden Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 17,048 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Olmany Mires Zakaznik Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 94,219 protected area contained by site 94,000
Olmany Mires Zakaznik 94,219 is identical to site 94,219


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
hunting -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Al'manskija baloty. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.