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Location Russia (Asian), Kamchatka
Central coordinates 157o 5.52' East  51o 27.15' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 9,250 ha
Altitude 80 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Goosander Mergus merganser unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kurilsky Zapovednik 138,840 protected area contains site 8,000  
Volcanoes of Kamchatka World Heritage Site 3,830,200 protected area contains site 9,250  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools  -
Forest Broadleaf deciduous forest (temperate/boreal)  -

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: Kuril'skoye lake. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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