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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 31o 18.98' East  60o 2.32' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 73,350 ha
Altitude 3 m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Most south-western part of Ladoga lake with two group of islands - Zelentsi and Karedzhi.

Key Biodiversity All bird number are given for period 1961-1999 years as it were permanent observation here.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1999  500 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta passage  1999  100-20,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1999  2,000-5,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1999  1,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1999  100-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1999  2,000-20,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1999  20,000-50,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra passage  1999  20,000-100,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Melanitta fusca passage  1999  10,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  1999  20,000-200,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1999  1,000-10,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1999  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  98%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%
hunting 60%
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation 80%
urban/industrial/transport 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 V.A.Buzun

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Petrocrepost' Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2014

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