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Location Russia (Asian), Kamchatka
Central coordinates 159o 59.45' East  54o 8.60' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 1,640 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus resident  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)  
Kraternoe ozero vulkana Malyi Semyachik Nature Monument 68 protected area contained by site 68  
Kronotskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,142,134 protected area contains site 1,200  
Volcanoes of Kamchatka World Heritage Site 3,830,200 protected area overlaps with site 779  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Permanent swamps; Salt marshes  -

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: Semyachik lagoon. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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