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Location Russia (European), Nenetski region
Central coordinates 53o 20.58' East  68o 36.27' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 338,250 ha
Altitude 1 - 139m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Northern part of the Russki Zavorot Peninsula.

Key Biodiversity Very poor data based on extrapolations from count data (individuals per These data are very approximate but allow the assignment of criteria A4iii, A4i and B1i. NOTE: ESTIMATES OF TOTAL BIRD NUMBERS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AS ACCURATE.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta breeding  1996  6,500 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis breeding  1996  1,700 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons breeding  1996  2,500 breeding pairs  A3, B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus breeding  1996  60 breeding pairs  poor  A3, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila breeding  1996  8,500 breeding pairs  poor  A3, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
King Eider Somateria spectabilis breeding  1996  3,000 breeding pairs  poor  A3, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis breeding  1996  8,000 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Vulnerable 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula breeding  1996  1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica breeding  1996  500 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1996  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nenetskiy Zakaznik 440,000 protected area overlaps with site 231,226  
Nenetskiy Zapovednik 313,400 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  75%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 20%
hunting 100%

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.Buzun

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Russki Zavorot Peninsula and eastern part of Malozemelskaya Tundra. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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