Biodiversity of the Desna river valley and its tributaries

Latest version published by Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) on Aug 29, 2022 Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO)
Publication date:
29 August 2022
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The database includes finds of animals and plants in the valley of the Desna River and its main tributaries (Oster, Seym, Snov rivers).

Data Records

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Nazarov N (2022): Biodiversity of the Desna river valley and its tributaries. v1.1. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 83739c4e-c55c-467c-9286-680f74f6cd81.  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; Desna valley; registrations; points; biodiversity; animals; plants; Occurrence


Nazar Nazarov
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
junior researcher
Mezynskyi National Nature Park
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

Geographical range includes the territory of Desna, Seym, Snov and Oster river valleys within Ukraine and Russia.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.16, 29.169], North East [54.053, 35.75]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset includes findings of the following classes: insects (class Insecta), fish (class Actinopterygii), amphibians (class Amphidia), reptiles (class Reptilia), birds (class Aves), mammals (class Mammalia) and plants (class Polypodiopsida).

Kingdom Animalia, Plantae
Class Mammalia, Actinopterygii, Aves, Reptilia, Amphibia, Polypodiopsida

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1959-01-01 / 2021-01-01

Sampling Methods

The usual collection methods were used during the entomofauna research. Representatives of other taxonomic groups were noted along the way. Also, some collection materials stored at the Mykola Gogol Nizhyn State University and the National Science and Natural History Museum of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine have been processed.

Study Extent The dataset is a result of own observations of the author. These observations were provided and organized in a form of dataset as a product of winning project of UNCG grant for supporting of investigation of Desna River biodiversity. The research was carried out with the help of the administration of the Mezynskyi National Nature Park and in cooperation with the Mykola Gogol Nizhyn State University.
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the published dataset.

Method step description:

  1. When collecting insects, common methods were used: manual collection, capture with an entomological net, soil traps, collection in shelters.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 83739c4e-c55c-467c-9286-680f74f6cd81