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Location Russia (European), Kaliningrad region
Central coordinates 21o 11.95' East  55o 3.17' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 41,330 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description The IBA is located in one of the most developed [anthropogenic] regions of Russia.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1999  20 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  2005  6,000-8,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  8-11 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  2005  12-14 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  1999  4 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2005 not assessed not assessed not assessed

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Delta Nemana i poberezh'ye Kurshskogo zaliva 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  30%
Grassland Humid grasslands  9%
Wetlands (inland)   45%
Artificial - terrestrial   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 20%
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -

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 G.V.Grishanov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Neman river Delta and the coast of the Curonian Bay. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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