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Location Russia (Asian), Chukotka
Central coordinates 171o 32.70' West  66o 16.03' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 25,500 ha
Altitude 5 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis breeding  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -

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 (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Inchoun and Uelen lagoons. Downloaded from on 01/12/2015

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