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Location Russia (Central Asian), Yamalo-Nenetsky region
Central coordinates 67o 30.00' East  67o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 142,600 ha
Altitude 0 - 334m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta non-breeding  1999  16,000-17,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope non-breeding  1999  7,000-7,500 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica breeding  1999  300-320 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus breeding  1999  1,000-1,150 breeding pairs  medium  A3, A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus breeding  1999  4,000-5,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea breeding  1999  600-670 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus breeding  1999  5,000-5,200 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus breeding  1999  5,000-5,200 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gornokhadatinski Zakaznik 187,410 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  37%
Grassland Tundra  38%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 30%

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: Valley of headwaters of the river Schuchya. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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