Upper Mologa river (lake Verestovo)

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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1990 1,000 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1990 6,000-8,000 individuals B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990 50-100 breeding pairs A1
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1990 100 breeding pairs B2
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1990 20-50 breeding pairs A1
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1990 100-200 breeding pairs B2
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1996 150-200 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ozero Verestovo Zakaznik 2,280 protected area contained by site 2,280
Ozero Verestovo Nature Monument 1,200 protected area contained by site 1,200


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Mologa river (lake Verestovo). Downloaded from on 25/01/2020.