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Location Russia (European), Yaroslavl' region
Central coordinates 39o 13.73' East  57o 43.22' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2
Area 2,975 ha
Altitude 130 - 132m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1998  2,500-3,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1998  1,500-2,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus breeding  1998  800-1,000 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  15%
Shrubland Scrub  20%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  60%
Artificial - terrestrial Ruderal land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 50%
urban/industrial/transport 3%
not utilised 10%

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Varegovskoye bog. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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