Lake Il'men and adjoining marshy plain

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
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1993 15-20 individuals A1
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1995 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs A1, B2
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1995 200-300 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 individuals A4iii

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vostochno-Il'menskiy Zakaznik 9,463 protected area contained by site 9,463
Novgorodski Zakaznik Zapovednik 8,600 protected area overlaps with site 8,600


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Il'men and adjoining marshy plain. Downloaded from on 26/02/2020.