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Location Russia (European), Karelia Republic
Central coordinates 35o 2.13' East  62o 18.75' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 361,130 ha
Altitude 33 - 202m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Area are the huge number of the islands divided by very narrow channels of Onega Lake. Located to the north from Petrozavodsk town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata breeding  1999  500-2,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1999  250 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kizhee Historical - Natural Museum/Zapovednik 60 protected area contained by site 60  
Kizhskiy Zakaznik 50,000 protected area overlaps with site 45,470  
Lambasrucheiskiy Zakaznik 17,386 protected area contained by site 17,386  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  25%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  60%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 12%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
forestry 20%
hunting 20%
nature conservation and research 21%
not utilised 30%
tourism/recreation 50%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zaonezh'ye. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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