Balota Jel'nia

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1990-2001 150-180 breeding pairs B2
Common Crane Grus grus LC non-breeding 1990-2001 2,000-2,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1990-2001 50-60 breeding pairs B2
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 1990-2001 40-50 breeding pairs B2

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)
Yelnya Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 23,200 protected area overlaps with site 0
Yelnia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 23,200 protected area overlaps with site 23,200
Elnya Zakaznik 23,200 protected area contained by site 25,301


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
forestry -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Balota Jel'nia. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.