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Location Russia (European), Arkhangelsk region,Nenetski region
Central coordinates 44o 34.17' East  66o 45.50' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 30,535 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Marshy, low-lying tundra with numerous rivers, lakes and channels between the Rivers Yazhma and Nyes.

Key Biodiversity A breeding area for Cygnus columbianus and geese. Very large numbers of geese moult (50,000), and swans and geese (including Branta leucopsis) occur on passage. There are no recent counts for any species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis passage  1989  present  B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus breeding  1989  present  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; 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).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kanin peninsula (watershed of Yazhma and Nyes' rivers). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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