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Location Russia (European), Arkhangelsk region,Karelia Republic
Central coordinates 36o 56.12' East  62o 36.20' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 265,260 ha
Altitude 140 - 218m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Area is an natural complexes typical for the middle taiga zone.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1997  15-18 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1990  3-8 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Vodlozersky National Park 404,700 protected area overlaps with site 180,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  49%
Shrubland Scrub  2%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  48%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 23%
hunting 20%
nature conservation and research 90%
not utilised 50%
tourism/recreation 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).

References T.Yu.Khohlova

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vodlozero. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014

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