Flood-plain of river Vetluga

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 125,970 ha

Site description
Flood-plain of the River Vetluga within Kostroma region from Sharya to the boundaries of Nizhni Novgorod region.

Key biodiversity
A breeding and passage site for geese and ducks. The B1i criterion is applied at site-level rather than at species-level, as recent count data are not available for any bird species. The site may also prove to fulfil the A4i criterion once systematic counts have been made.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lutra lutra, Vipera berus.Rubus arcticus.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flood-plain of river Vetluga. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.