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Location Russia (Asian), Buryatia
Central coordinates 110o 54.08' East  55o 56.90' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 210,796 ha
Altitude 256 - 480m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bol'shoe Kicherskoe ozero Nature Monument 300 unknown 0  
Verhne-Angarskiy Zakaznik 24,500 protected area contained by site 24,500  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal); Forest steppe (temperate/boreal)  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -
Wetlands (inland)   -

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: North Baikal wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/12/2014

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