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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 32o 59.33' East  60o 35.08' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B3
Area 63,360 ha
Altitude 12 - 17m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Shallow waters around the Svir river mouth on the coast of Ladoga lake.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1996  500-1,100 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  70-100 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus breeding  1996  200-250 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nyzhnesvirsky Zapovednik 41,600 protected area contained by site 41,600  
Svir Delta Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 60,500 protected area contained by site 60,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  52%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  4%
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 14%
forestry 10%
hunting 20%
nature conservation and research 80%

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.Kovalev, S.P.Rezviy, G.A.Noskov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mouth of Svir river. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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