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Location Russia (Asian), Yakutia
Central coordinates 153o 0.08' East  68o 27.55' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 2,890,000 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 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Melanitta fusca unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kolyma National Park 1,186,887 protected area contains site 62,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal)  -
Grassland Edaphic grassland  -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Shrubland   -

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: Kolyma-Alazeya lowland. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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