|Location||Russia (European), Karelia Republic|
|Central coordinates||32o 51.17' East 65o 40.25' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i|
|Altitude||100 - 350m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description Northern taiga with a large number of lakes and marshes, including Lakes Keret, Eng, Nizhneye, Kum, and the south-eastern part of Lake Top. The boundaries of the most important wetlands need to be determined.It is very possible that aftre special field researches several IBAs should be identifyed at this huge area.
Key Biodiversity Based on data in the previous European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989), this is an important breeding site for two wildfowl species, and an important staging site for migrating ducks.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greylag Goose Anser anser||breeding||1989||present||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||breeding||1989||1,000 breeding pairs||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
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 N.N.Skokova, V.G.Vinogradov, 1986.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes of northern Karelia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2015
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