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Location Russia (European), Komi Republic
Central coordinates 58o 48.80' East  62o 30.58' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 705,500 ha
Altitude 160 - 1,195m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description IBA is located in the upper reaches of the Pechora river. It includes west slopes of Ural mountain with spruce, cedar, silver fir, alpine meadows and mountain tundra

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1996  8-11 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  2-4 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pechoro-Ilychskiy Zapovednik UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,253,753 protected area overlaps with site 705,500  
Pechoro-Ilychsky Zapovednik 721,322 protected area contains site 705,500  
Virgin Komi Forests World Heritage Site 3,280,000 protected area overlaps with site 705,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  85%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  2%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  5%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 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 N.D.Neifeld

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pechoro-Ilychski Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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