Faunistic and floristic records in the Belarusian Polissia in 2019-2020

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The dataset contains data on records of 54 species of spiders, insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, plants, fungi and lichens.

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Abramchuk A (2023): Faunistic and floristic records in the Belarusian Polissia in 2019-2020. v1.2. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=belaruscentralfaunaflora1&v=1.2


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c2a03902-584a-4338-9ea8-cb0875012e7f.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; Belarus; biodiversity; plants; animals; flora; fauna; fungi; records; Polissia; Observation


Andrey Abramchuk
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Forest Working Group
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The study area covers the territory of eastern and south-eastern Polissia of Belarus. This area includes also the following Areas of special conservation interest (ASCI's): Telekhany Bog and Forest Complex (BY0000171), Lower Yaselda Valley (BY0000170), adopted sites: Vieluta (SiteCode: BY0000055), Luninskiy (SiteCode: BY0000080), Srednyaya Pripyat (SiteCode: BY0000005), Bielaye Fish Farm (SiteCode: BY0000034), Chyrvonaye (SiteCode: BY0000064), Lva Floodplain (SiteCode: BY0000049), Olmanskiye bolota (SiteCode: BY0000012), Stary Zhadzien (SiteCode: BY0000051), Volkhva (SiteCode: BY0000039), as well as forest complexes within Ivatsevichi, Pinsk, Luninets, Stolin, districts of the Brest region, Zhitkovichi and Lelchitsa districts of the Gomel regions, Belarus.

Bounding Coordinates South West [51.262, 23.159], North East [56.17, 32.739]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of the records of fauna and flora of the following classes: Arachnida, Insecta, Reptilia, Aves, Mammalia, Lycopodiopsida, Liliopsida, Magnoliopsida, Bryopsida, Jungermanniopsida, Polypodiopsida, Agaricomycetes, Lecanoromycetes.

Kingdom Plantae, Fungi, Animalia
Phylum Tracheophyta, Bryophyta, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Chordata, Marchantiophyta, Arthropoda
Class Aves, Liliopsida, Insecta, Bryopsida, Agaricomycetes, Arachnida, Mammalia, Reptilia, Magnoliopsida, Polypodiopsida, Lycopodiopsida, Jungermanniopsida, Lecanoromycetes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-03-01 / 2020-06-30

Sampling Methods

The material was collected during field excursions along pre-planned routes. Bird counts were carried out using vocal stimulation. Field work was carried out in March-June 2019, March-June 2020 on the territory of Ivatsevichy, Pinsk, Luninets, Stolin, districts of the Brest region, Zhitkovichi and Lelchitsky districts of the Gomel region, the Republic of Belarus.

Study Extent The author expresses his gratitude to Yuri Yankevich, Anatoly Nefidovich for help in conducting field research, Alexander Yatsyn, a staff member of the Institute of Experimental Botany. V.F. Kuprevich of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, for help in identifying lichen species. Part of the data was collected as part of the project "Polesie - Wildlife without Borders: Restoration of one of the largest natural landscapes in Europe."
Quality Control The author of the dataset is fully responsible for the quality of data provided in it.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting of field research.
  2. Vocal stimulation of birds in order to get vocal response and identify the species.
  3. Visual identification of specific composition of flora and fauna.
  4. Georeferencing.
  5. Organizing of the datatset according to Darwin Core standards.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c2a03902-584a-4338-9ea8-cb0875012e7f