Polisto-Lovatskaya mire system

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1992 80-100 breeding pairs A1
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1992 100-150 breeding pairs B1i
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 1992 200-250 breeding pairs B3
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC breeding 1992 100-150 breeding pairs B3
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT breeding 1992 1,400-2,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1992 2-4 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Rdejskiy Zakaznik 7,065 protected area contained by site 0
Rdeisky Zapovednik 36,922 protected area contained by site 36,922
Polistovsky Zapovednik 37,983 protected area contained by site 36,036
Ozero Polisto Nature Monument 3,057 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Polisto-Lovatskaya mire system. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.