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SITEBY0000045
SITENAMELesnaya River

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

C

1.2 Site code

BY0000045

1.3 Site name

Lesnaya River

1.4 First Compilation date

2015-01

1.5 Update date

-

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Andrey Abramchuk, the Brest Oblast Unit, APB-Birdlife Belarus
Address:               
Email:egreta113@mail.ru

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

ClassificationData
Date site proposed as ASCI (Emerald):2015-02
Date site accepted as candidate ASCI (Emerald):2015-03
Date site designated as ASCI (Emerald): No data
Date site accepted as ASCI (Emerald):2016-11
National legal reference of ASCI designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude23.740000
Latitude52.350000

2.2 Area [ha]

11121.0000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
BY00BRESTSKAYA VOBLASTS

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Continental (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and site evaluation for them:

Resolution 4 Habitat type Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
C1.222  info      0.00 
C1.223  info      0.00 
C1.224  info      0.00 
E1.71  info      0.00 
F9.1  info      0.00 
G1.11  info      0.00 
G1.21  info      0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: included in habitat types A1.44, A3, A4 and H1: enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = “Good” (e.g. based on surveys); M = “Moderate” (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = Poor (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species listed in Resolution 6 and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
Group Code Scientific Name S NP Type Size Unit Cat. Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax C/R/V/P Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA229Alcedo atthis    20  35   
A1188Bombina bombina       
BA021Botaurus stellaris    10  15   
BA215Bubo bubo     
BA198Chlidonias leucopterus    500  1000   
BA197Chlidonias niger    500  1000   
BA081Circus aeruginosus    10   
BA122Crex crex    60  120   
R1220Emys orbicularis       
BA154Gallinago media     
BA127Grus grus     
BA022Ixobrychus minutus     
BA272Luscinia svecica     
BA151Philomachus pugnax    500  1000   
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    10000  20000   
BA195Sterna albifrons    10   
BA193Sterna hirundo     
  • Group: A =Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P =Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p=permanent, r=reproducing, c=concentration, w=wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i=Individuals, p=pairs or other units according to the standardised list of population units and codes, in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting under the Birds and Habitats Directives
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C=common, R= rare, V=very rare, P=present – to fill if data quality are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = ‘Good’ (e.g. based on surveys); M = ‘Moderate’ (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = ‘Poor’ (e.g. rough estimation); DD = Data deficient (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species appendix Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIIIIIIABCD
A054  Anas acuta    500  1000               
A050  Anas penelope    10000  20000               
A053  Anas platyrhynchos    3000  5000               
  Anser albifrons    10000  15000               
  Anser fabalis    3000  10000               
A156  Limosa limosa    50  100               
  • Group: A =Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P =Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Appendix I, II and III species the code provided in the Emerald reference portal should be used, in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = Individuals, p=pairs or other units according to the standardised list of population units and codes, in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting under the Birds and Habitats Directives.
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C=common, R= rare, V=very rare, P=present
  • Motivation categories: I, II, III: Appendix Species (Bern Convention), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N160.30
N191.00
N068.00
N090.20
N1030.00
N1420.00
N200.50
N0720.00
N1520.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The territory of the IBA includes the floodplain and a part of the Lesnaya River valley and parts of floodplains of the Lesnaya Levaya River and the Lesnaya Pravaya River. The rivers form part of the Zapadny Bug River basin. The width of Lesnaya River valley is 2-4 km, the width of the floodplain is from a few meters to 200-600 m in the middle reaches and up to 1 km in the upper and lower reaches. During seasonal floods the floodplain is flooded at a depth of 0.3-0.8 m for the period of up to 3 weeks. The surface of the bottom of the valley is plain, it is indented by reclamation canals, tributaries, creeks, bayous, covered by peateries and sands, mainly occupied by meadows overgrown by shrubs to different extend, by bogs and partially by arable lands. The riverbed is freely meandering. In some places the riverbed bifurcates into several armlets that form numerous bayous and creeks. The territory is waterlogged between the riverbeds. The width of the river in low-water period is 10-30 m. The banks are 1-1.5 m high, in some places their height is 3-4 m. The territory is characterized by apparent zonal distribution of vegetation that is formed according to the degree of remoteness from the riverbed and terrain structure. Associations of aquatic and streamside vegetation (Nymphaeion, Patamagenion) are formed in the riverbed, bayous and creases, then associations of streamside thickets of cane, cattail and sedge alternate with alder, and willow forests and shrubs. Most of the territory is occupied by meadows of different degrees of humidity, most of them are cultivated. There are lowland floodplain bogs in topographic low of the valley. Forests occupy insignificant area, they are mainly represented by small-leaved forests and pine plantings.

4.2 Quality and importance

The territory of the Lesnaya River floodplain is important for swimming birds during the period of spring migration. Over 50000 thousand wetland birds migrate across this territory for one period of spring migration. Large gatherings of spring migrating birds stay here for the period of form several days to a week or more depending on flood intensity and weather conditions. Up to 20000 individuals of wetland birds (criteria IBA А4iii) gather in the territory at any one time. Besides, the territory is marked by large gatherings of Pluvialis apricaria (up to 10 thousand) during autumn migration. Moreover, about 1 % of national population of Botaurus stellaris, Alcedo atthis, Limosa limosa nest here.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Hb
Hi
Mb
Mi
Li
Hi
HNb
Mi
Lb
Li
Mb
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Hi
Hi
Li
Li

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.4 Ownership

Type[%]
PublicNational/Federal0
State/Province0
Local/Municipal0
Any Public100
Joint or Co-Ownership0
Private0
Unknown0
sum100

4.5 Documentation

Passport of the Lesnaya River IBAScientific publicationsExpert assessments2.Абрамчук А.В. Миграция водно-болотных птиц в Беловежской пуще // Беловежская пуща. Исследования. – Брест, Академия, 2006. – Вып.12. – С.164-182.2.Изучение биоразнообразия природных комплексов ландшафтного заказника «Бугский»: отчет о НИР (заключ.) / БрГУ имени А.С. Пушкина; рук. О.Н. Веремчук; исполн.: О.Н. Веремчук [и др.]. – Брест, 2006. – 58 с. – Библиогр.: с. 28. – № ГР 20062686.3.Веремчук О.Н., Жуковский А.Т., Шималов В.В., Третьяков Д.И., Шокало Б.И., Фенчук В.А., Чеботарева Н.А., Марзан И.Г. К изучению биоразнообразия заказника «Бугский» // Антропогенная динамика ландшафтов, проблемы сохранения и устойчивого использования биологического разнообразия: Материалы ІІ республ. науч.-практич. конф. (1-2 дек. 2004 г., Минск). Минск, 2004. С. 113-114.4.ВеремчукО.Н., ШималовВ.В., ЖуковскийА.Т., ТретьяковД.И., ФенчукВ.А., ШокалоБ.И., ЧеботареваН.А., БогдановичИ.А. Биоразнообразиеландшафтногозаказника «Бугский» // ПрыроднаеасяроддзеПалесся: асаблiвасцi i перспектывыразвіцця: Тэз. дакл. ІІІ Міжнар. навук. канф. (7-9 чэрвеня 2006 г., Брэст). Брест, 2006. С. 97.
http://iba.ptushki.org/en/iba/36/full

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code

Cover [%]

BY0329.00
BY0110.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:


Designated at national or regional level:
Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BY03Bugskiy/10.00
BY01Belovezhskaya Pushcha/10.00
BY03"Bugskiy"*29.00
BY01Belovezhskaya Pushcha*10.00

Designated at international level:
Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Bugskiy/10.00
Belovezhskaya Pushcha/10.00
"Bugskiy"*29.00
Belovezhskaya Pushcha*10.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

Part of the territory is included to the area of the Bugskiy Local Reserve, one more part is situated in the administrative zone of the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”. It is planned to prepare an application for gaining the status of Ramsar site for most of the territory of present-day IBA

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Brest District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:brest_rik@mail.by
Organisation:State Environmental Establishment "National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"
Address:
Email:npbpby@rambler.ru
Organisation:Kamenets District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:kamrik@brest.by

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:
Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Part of the territory is included to the Bugskiy Local Reserve. as well as to the administrative and protection zone of State Environmental Establishment “National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”. There are special restriction of economic activities for these territories.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
 
Yes
No

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