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Location Russia (European), Arkhangelsk region
Central coordinates 40o 16.73' East  64o 40.43' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 112,170 ha
Altitude 0 - 12m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description A large delta of Dvina rivers with a number of meanders and islands.

Key Biodiversity In total up to 135000 Anas sp. and 170000 marine ducks are passing throuth area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  52,000-180,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla passage  1996  21,000-66,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Belomorskiy Zakaznik 113,000 protected area overlaps with site 60,000  
Dvinskoi Zakaznik Zakaznik 0 protected area overlaps with site 7,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  6%
Grassland Humid grasslands  4%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  9%
Coastline Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats; Sand dunes & beaches; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
hunting 30%
not utilised -
tourism/recreation 20%
urban/industrial/transport 7%

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.Andreev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Delta of River Severnaya Dvina. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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