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Location Russia (Asian), Chukotka
Central coordinates 176o 20.63' West  71o 23.58' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 2,225,600 ha
Altitude 10 - 1,096m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve World Heritage Site 1,916,300 protected area contained by site 761,900  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine and subalpine 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: Wrangel island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014

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