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Location Russia (Asian), Taymyr
Central coordinates 82o 21.27' East  75o 54.93' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i
Area 69,896 ha
Altitude 0 - 42m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brent Goose Branta bernicla breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bolshoi Arktichesky / Great Arctic Zapovednik 4,178,772 protected area contained by site 9,100  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons  -

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: Izvestiy Tsik islands. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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