Bielaje fish farm

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 500-600 breeding pairs B3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1991 22 breeding pairs A1
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 2004 10-15 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1999-2002 28-35 males 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)
Zhitkovichskiy Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 15,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bielaje fish farm. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.