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Location Russia (Asian), Irkutsk
Central coordinates 104o 11.82' East  52o 22.07' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 29,965 ha
Altitude 400 - 456m
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 breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Larus argentatus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Mew Gull Larus canus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
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)  
Istok r. Angara Nature Monument 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Urban areas  -

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Angara river source. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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