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Location Russia (European), Arkhangelsk region,Nenetski region
Central coordinates 57o 7.83' East  68o 10.98' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 46,600 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Low-lying marshy tundra with lakes.

Key Biodiversity Important for breeding and moulting swans (500), geese (20,000--30,000), and diving ducks (20,000). Recent count data are not available for any bird species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta breeding  2006  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis non-breeding  2006  15,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons non-breeding  2006  7,000-12,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra passage  2006  10,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  47%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Tundra  43%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 70%
energy production and mining 3%
hunting 100%
not utilised 25%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: River Chernaya. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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