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Location Russia (Asian), Sakhalin
Central coordinates 145o 20.00' East  44o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4ii
Area 155,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,819m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mute Swan Cygnus olor unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Falcated Duck Anas falcata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Near Threatened 
Baikal Teal Anas formosa unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Critically Endangered 
Red Knot Calidris canutus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Guillemot Uria aalge unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Blakiston's Fish-owl Ketupa blakistoni unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kunashirskiy kustarnikovyi reliktovyi les Nature Monument 0 unknown 155,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal  -
Wetlands (inland) Saltpans; Sand dunes and beaches  -
Coastline Inland cliffs and rocky slopes; Rock stacks and islands  -
Sea Shallow marine waters, coral reefs and keys  -
Shrubland   -
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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kunashir island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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