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Location Russia (European), Karelia Republic
Central coordinates 31o 1.53' East  61o 22.38' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 19,630 ha
Altitude 5 - 52m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Small island near the Valaam archipelago located on the north of the Ladoga Lake.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  1998  10-24 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Valaam Historical - Natural Museum/Zapovednik 24,700 protected area contains site 19,630  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  15%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Rock stacks and islets; Shingle & stony beaches  -
Forest   70%
Sea   -
Artificial - terrestrial   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry 95%
hunting -
nature conservation and research 100%
other 100%
tourism/recreation 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 E.V.Mikhaleva, T.Yu.Khohlova

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valaamski archipelago. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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