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Location Russia (Asian), Koryakia
Central coordinates 163o 50.00' East  58o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 240,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 920m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Merganser Mergus merganser unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2004  10,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karaginski Island, Bering Sea Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 193,597 unknown 0  
Ostrov Karaginskiy Zakaznik 200,000 protected area overlaps with site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Permanent swamps  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Forest Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karaginskiy island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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