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Location Russia (Asian), Koryakia
Central coordinates 164o 39.82' East  59o 36.55' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 16,900 ha
Altitude 0 - 367m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
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)  
Ostrov Verhoturova Zakaznik 800 is identical to site 800  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

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: Verkhoturova island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014

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