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SITEBY0000070
SITENAMEBerezina Valley with Chernevskiy and Chernevichskiy Reserves

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

C

1.2 Site code

BY0000070

1.3 Site name

Berezina Valley with Chernevskiy and Chernevichskiy Reserves

1.4 First Compilation date

2015-12

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):2016-02
Date site accepted as candidate ASCI (Emerald):2016-02
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]:

Longitude28.873500
Latitude54.008100

2.2 Area [ha]

21214.0000

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
BY00MINSKAYA VOBLASTS

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (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 
C1.32  info      0.00 
C1.33  info      0.00 
C2.28  info      0.00 
C2.33  info      0.00 
C2.34  info      0.00 
C3.51  info      0.00 
C3.55  info      0.00 
D2.3  info      300  0.00 
D5.2  info      300  0.00 
E1.12  info      50  0.00 
E2.2  info      200  0.00 
E3.4  info      300  0.00 
E3.5  info      40  0.00 
E5.4  info      100  0.00 
F9.1  info      100  0.00 
G1.11  info      0.00 
G1.21  info      70  0.00 
G1.22  info      300  0.00 
G1.51  info      55  0.00 
G1.918  info      500  0.00 
G1.925  info      31  0.00 
G1.A1  info      0.00 
G1.B3  info      72  0.00 
G3.A  info      114  0.00 
G3.B  info      473  0.00 
G3.D  info      613  0.00 
X04  info      500  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.
BA223Aegolius funereus     
BA229Alcedo atthis    30     
BA089Aquila pomarina    15     
F1130Aspius aspius     
A1188Bombina bombina       
BA104Bonasa bonasia      30  50   
BA021Botaurus stellaris     
BA215Bubo bubo       
M1352Canis lupus     
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus    50  100     
M1337Castor fiber    10  30   
BA197Chlidonias niger    10  30   
BA030Ciconia nigra     
BA080Circaetus gallicus     
BA081Circus aeruginosus     
BA082Circus cyaneus     
F1149Cobitis taenia     
F1163Cottus gobio     
BA122Crex crex    10   
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos     
BA238Dendrocopos medius     
BA236Dryocopus martius    10  15   
F2484Eudontomyzon mariae     
BA321Ficedula albicollis     
BA320Ficedula parva    20  40   
BA217Glaucidium passerinum     
BA127Grus grus    10   
BA022Ixobrychus minutus     
BA338Lanius collurio    20  30   
BA246Lullula arborea    50  100     
BA272Luscinia svecica    20  30   
M1355Lutra lutra    15   
M1361Lynx lynx     
BA073Milvus migrans     
F1145Misgurnus fossilis       
F2522Pelecus cultratus       
BA072Pernis apivorus    10   
BA241Picoides tridactylus     
BA234Picus canus    10  15   
BA140Pluvialis apricaria     
F5339Rhodeus amarus       
BA457Strix nebulosa     
BA307Sylvia nisoria    20  30   
BA409Tetrao tetrix tetrix    20  50  males   
BA108Tetrao urogallus    15   
BA166Tringa glareola     
A1166Triturus cristatus       
I1014Vertigo angustior    10  100   
  • 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
  • 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
N163.00
N205.00
N107.00
N091.00
N0710.00
N065.00
N234.00
N1918.00
N1747.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The territory includes two reserves of national importance: the Chernevichskiy Landscape Reserve (10180 ha) and the Chernevskiy Biological Reserve (1026.5 ha). The Chernevichskiy Reserve includes two forest areas on the left- and right-bank terraces of the Berezina River, the Berezina floodplain and its tributaries of the Bobr, Mancha and Usha in their lower reaches, raised bog. The reserve is mainly wooded, mossy and heathy pinewoods on the terraces prevail, there are fragments of upland oak forests, old spruce forests, birch forests and aspen forests. In the terrace near part there are areas of floodplain oak forests. Black alder forests grow in the floodplain and along creases with the participation of broad-leaved species in the stand composition. Vast areas of right-bank part are occupied by pine forests on raised bogs. The floodplain is characterized by complicated relief with numerous alluvial ridges, bayous. Lowland and mesophytic dry meadows are widespread here. The flora consists of 526 species of vascular plants, 41 species of bryophytic. The Chernevskiy Reserve includes highly humid bog forest complex. Especially valuable ecosystems are old-growth pine forests on raised and transition bogs, old spruce forests and birch forests with the complex of species of boreal flora. The flora of the reserve includes 414 species of vascular plants. The site consists of the fragment of the Berezina river valley in its middle reach of the total length of over 40 km and the width of from 1 to 5 km between the towns of Borisov and Berezino and the fragment of woodlands with the complex of upland bogs (the Reserve Chernevichskiy). The fragment of the river-bed of the length of over 40 km is located within the site. The river-bed with its average width of about 50-100 m remains in its entirely natural condition. The river forms numerous meanders, large and small bayous. The territory is indented a lot by creases. There are a lot of inundable bayou lakes within the territory of the site. The territory is difficult of access because of numerous bayous and creases. In spring the significant area is flooded by floodwaters. Woods and scrub forest prevail within the territory (65%), meadows occupy about 15% of the area. Bogs, reservoirs and waterways occupy about 20% of the area. The significant area of the site territory is occupied by upland broad-leaved and floodplain woods. 80% of the area are natural or slightly transformed territories.

4.2 Quality and importance

All habitats are characterized by high degree of conservation, as the activities associated with the change of hydrological regime are prohibited, forestry activity is restricted. The territories of the reserves are hardly available, they are located away from cities, highways, industrial facilities. The goal of the establishment of the reserves is conservation of natural landscape complexes of the Berezina River valley and bog forest ecosystems undisturbed by hydrotechnical reclamation, habitats of fauna and flora species, associated with highly humid territories. The territory is important for a whole series of floodplain forest and scrub biotopes and for a number of fish species such as Aspius aspius, Eudontomyzon mariae, Pelecus cultratus, Cobitis taenia, Cottus gobio and others. The common species of the site are Castor fiber and Lutra lutra. The avifauna of the territory is inhabited by over 10 species of birds of international nature protection status. The following species nest here: Aquila pomarina, Crex crex, Grus grus, Bubo bubo, Caprimulgus europaeus, Lullula arborea, Ficedula parva and a number of other species. The territory is also of special importance for preservation of Vertigo angustior.

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]
Mb
Mi
Li
Mi
Mb
Mi
MXb
Li
Li
Li
Hi
Mb
LXb
Lb
LXb
Li
Li
HNi
Lb
Li
Mi
Lb
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Li
Li
Mi
Lb
Mi

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/Federal100
State/Province0
Local/Municipal0
Any Public0
Joint or Co-Ownership0
Private0
Unknown0
sum100

4.5 Documentation

There is no management plan.Environmental protection measures and restrictions on economic activities for the Chernevichsliy Reserve are regulated according to the Regulation on the establishment of the Chernevichskiy Republican Landscape Reserve (Resolution of the Council of Minister of the Republic of Belarus No 68 of 24.01.2005). Environmental protection measures and restrictions on economic activities for the Chernevskiy Reserve are regulated according to the Regulation on the establishment of the Chernevskiy Republican Biological Reserve (Resolution of the Council of Minister of the Republic of Belarus No 1833 of 27.12.2007). Бурко Л.Д., Гричик В.В. Позвоночные животные Беларуси: Учеб. пособие. – Мн.: БГУ, 2003.К.В. Земоглядчук МАЛАКОКОМПЛЕКСЫ ПОЙМЫ РЕКИ БЕРЕЗИНА
http://www.brik.org/archive/index.php/t-2188.html

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code

Cover [%]

BY0352.80

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:


Designated at national or regional level:
Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BY03Landscape Reserve "Chernevichskiy"+100.00
BY03Biological Reserve "Chernevskiy"+100.00

Designated at international level:
Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Landscape Reserve "Chernevichskiy"+100.00
Biological Reserve "Chernevskiy"+100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Berezino District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:adnoakno@tut.by
Organisation:Borisov District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:
Organisation:Kruupki District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:info@krupki.gov.by

6.2 Management Plan(s):

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

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

The following activities are prohibited in the territory of the Chernevichskiy and Chernevskiy Reserves: – activities associated with the change of natural landscape and existing hydrological regime;– peat extraction;– natural hayfields ploughing in the floodplain of the rivers of Berezina, Mancha, Usha, Bobr; – cattle grazing in the forest;– waste disposal;– clearing of aquatic and streamside vegetation, except for the sites designated for recreation areas;– industrial harvesting of wild plants and (or) parts thereof;– dry vegetation burning;– placement of mass recreation areas outside designated areas;– placement of stock breeding complexes and other industrial facilities, storage facilities for plant protection chemicals and mineral fertilizers;– production of forest crops with the use of introduced species; – discharge of untreated wastewater into the environment;– off-road movement of motor vehicles, except for the vehicles of organizations implementing control and management of the reserve, the Ministry of Forestry and its subordinate organizations, the State Inspectorate for Wildlife Protection under the President of the Republic of Belarus, vehicles engaged in forestry activities;– land ploughing, except for fire preventive measure; – clear felling in separate parts with especially valuable plantings; – all kinds of final felling in separate parts with especially valuable plantings;– other.Regulation on the establishment of the Chernevichskiy Republican Landscape Reserve (Resolution of the Council of Minister of the Republic of Belarus No 68 of 24.01.2005).Regulation on the establishment of the Chernevichskiy Republican Landscape Reserve (Resolution of the Council of Minister of the Republic of Belarus No 68 of 24.01.2005).50% of the territory forms the part of the Reserves "Chernevskiy and Chernevichskiy"

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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Yes
No

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