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Location Russia (European), Arkhangelsk region
Central coordinates 40o 20.00' East  64o 30.00' 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.

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  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta of River Severnaya Dvina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014

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