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Location Russia (European), Murmansk region
Central coordinates 37o 40.00' East  67o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 254,400 ha
Altitude 145 - 272m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Area located almost in the central part of the Kola peninsula.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus non-breeding  1989  1-500 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus breeding  1995  1-2 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus breeding  1995  1-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1995  9 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula resident  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus breeding  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus resident  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  1995  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ponoiskiy Zakaznik 98,600 protected area contained by site 98,600  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 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 1. Kalabin, G.V. eds. (1992) !! Special protected areas in the Murmansk region!!, Apatity. (In Russian)2. Ganusevych, S.A. (1983) [ To the composition and distribution of raptors on the Kola Peninsula]. !! Ecology of raptors. !! Moscow. (In Russian)3. Ganusevych, S.A. (1988) [ Raptors of the Kola Peninsula ] !!Ornothology!! Res.23: 73-80. (In Russian).A. S. Gylyazov -- compiler

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ponoiskaya depression. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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