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Location Russia (European), Murmansk region
Central coordinates 39o 6.05' East  68o 13.38' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 23,690 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Coastal shallows along the Barents sea shore.

Key Biodiversity Two Somateria species form congregations of up to 100000 individuals [?]. No accurate data area available for either species, but numbers will clealy excede criteria for both species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima winter  1988  1 individuals  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
King Eider Somateria spectabilis winter  1 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

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 Skokova, N.N., Vynogradov V.G., eds. (1986) !!Conservation of waterbird sites!!, Moscow, p.187 (In Russian)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Coastal belt of eastern Murmansk. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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