Country/territory: Belarus

IBA criteria met: A1, B2 (2000)
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Area: 3,000 ha

Site description (2000 baseline)
A predominantly intact, riverine poor fen. The vegetation is dominated by various species of sedge Carex, with some wet woodland. Part of the area is used for haymaking.

Key biodiversity
The density of Acrocephalus paludicola at this site is the highest known in Europe. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (frequent).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yaselda. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.