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Location Russia (European), Vologda region
Central coordinates 37o 11.50' East  60o 13.42' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 120,800 ha
Altitude 100 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Belt of old grouwth forest from 2 up to 6 kilometers wide along the bank of Beloye lake. One of the last old growth forests in the Vologda region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1999  6-10 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gorodischenskiy Zakaznik 4,878 protected area contained by site 4,878  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  65%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 4%
fisheries/aquaculture 35%
forestry 55%
hunting 60%
nature conservation and research 7%
tourism/recreation 90%
water management 30%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References A.V.Kuznetsov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Western coast of Beloye lake. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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