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EMERALD - STANDARD DATA FORM

For proposed Emerald Sites (Areas of Special Conservation Interest, ASCI),
Candidate Emerald Sites and,
For Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCI = Emerald Sites)

SITEBY0000142
SITENAMENioman River Valley

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

C

1.2 Site code

BY0000142

1.3 Site name

Nioman River Valley

1.4 First Compilation date

2016-02

1.5 Update date

-

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection
Address:               
Email:minproos@mail.belpak.by

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

ClassificationData
Date site proposed as ASCI (Emerald):2016-09
Date site accepted as candidate ASCI (Emerald):2016-10
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]:

Longitude25.410000
Latitude53.660000

2.2 Area [ha]

45039.0000

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
BY00HRODZENSKAYA VOBLASTS
BY00MINSKAYA 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 
C1.32  info      0.00 
C1.33  info      0.00 
C2.33  info      0.00 
C2.34  info      0.00 
C3.51  info      0.00 
C3.55  info      0.00 
C3.62  info      0.00 
D5.2  info      0.00 
E1.12  info      0.00 
E1.2  info      0.00 
E1.71  info      0.00 
E1.9  info      0.00 
E2.2  info      0.00 
E3.4  info      0.00 
E3.5  info      0.00 
E5.4  info      0.00 
F3.16  info      0.00 
F9.1  info      0.00 
G1.11  info      0.00 
G1.21  info      0.00 
G1.22  info      0.00 
G1.A1  info      0.00 
G1.A4  info      0.00 
G1.B3  info      0.00 
X09  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.
F2484Eudontomyzon mariae       
F1096Lampetra planeri       
F2522Pelecus cultratus       
F5339Rhodeus amarus       
  • 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

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

The territory is located in the Nioman River valley. It includes the site of the riverbed, floodplain and terrace. The prevalent ecosystems are floodplain meadows, lowland bogs, xeromesophytic meadows, floodplain deciduous forests.

4.2 Quality and importance

All habitats are characterized by a high degree of conservation. Environmental measures and restrictions of economic activities for watercourses and their water protection zones are regulated according to the Water Code of Belarus (No 149-3 of April 30, 2014)

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]
Lb
Li
Li
Mb
Lo
LXo
Li
Mb
Lb
Lb
Li
Hi
Mi
LXo
Hi
LXo
Mo
Mi
LXo
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Li
Mb
Mb
Mi
Mi
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/Federal100
State/Province0
Local/Municipal0
Any Public0
Joint or Co-Ownership0
Private0
Unknown0
sum100

4.5 Documentation

There is no management plan.Environmental measures and restrictions of economic activities for watercourses and their water protection zones are regulated according to the Water Code of Belarus (No 149-3 of April 30, 2014)
http://etalonline.by/?type=text&regnum=Hk1400149#load_text_none_1_

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:


Designated at national or regional level:
Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BY06IBA of Regional importance "The Western Berezina Valley"*2.00
BY03Landscape Reserve "Lipchanskaya Pushcha"*5.00
BY99Potential merald Site "Ross-Nioman"/1.00

Designated at international level:
Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other IBA of Regional importance "The Western Berezina Valley"*2.00
Landscape Reserve "Lipchanskaya Pushcha"*5.00
Potential merald Site "Ross-Nioman"/1.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

The territory is scheduled to be taken under protection by a passport and security obligations of the habitat of Natura 2000 (Regulation on the transmission of typical and (or) rare natural landscapes and habitats under the protection of the users of land and (or) water bodies) (approved by Resolution of the Council of Ministers No 611 of July12, 2013).

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Korelichi District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:korelichi@mail.grodno.by
Organisation:Shchuchin District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:shuchrik@mail.grodno.by
Organisation:Novogrudok District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:novogrudok_rik@mail.grodno.by
Organisation:Diatlovo Ditrict Executive Committee
Address:
Email:isp@dyatlovo.gov.by
Organisation:Ivye District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:ivie_rik@tut.by
Organisation:Stolbtsy District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:stolbrec@tut.by
Organisation:Lida District Executive Committee
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

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

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Environmental measures and restrictions of economic activities for watercourses and their water protection zones are regulated according to the Water Code of Belarus (No 149-3 of April 30, 2014)Minimal width of water protection zone is 600 m, minimal width of shoreland is 100 m. The following activities are prohibited within the water protection zone:-aerial application of chemical crop protection agents;-erection and operation of dumping and storing of wastes, chemical crop protection agents facilities;-arrangement of summer camps for farm animals;-forest felling, stripping, replanting of vegetation without forest management projects, project documentation approved according to established legislative order, without permission of local executive or regulatory bodies, except for cases stipulated by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on forest use, conservation and protection, on plant world conservation and use, on transport, on the State Border of the Republic of Belarus;-waste irrigation, absorption fields, animal burial sites placement;-vehicles and other technical equipment washing;There are restrictions in force within the water protection zone, the following activities are also prohibited:-application of all kinds of fertilizers, land cultivating and ploughing at a distance of less than 10 m horizontally from the coastline, except land cultivating for grasslanding and planting of water conservation and protection forests;-land plots fencing at a distance of less than 5 m horizontally from waterline, except land plots provided for construction and maintenance of water intake works, inland water transport, energy, fish farm, recreation, health and leisure and other facilities that operate directly using water facilities; -boat docks and platforms for small vessels locating placement outside designed for these purposes areas;-waste treatment (except rainwater treatment facilities) and wastewater treatment sludge facilities placement;-stripping of vegetation, except stripping for performing installation and maintenance of border marks, shoreline navigation circumstances and waterways arrangement marks, highway and railroad, other transport or communication lines easement area marks;-extraction of minerals;-erection and operation of livestock farms, livestock grazing;-placement of gardening partnerships and cooperatives for dacha construction;-maintenance of vehicles or other technical equipment;and others.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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

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