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Location Russia (Central Asian), Yamalo-Nenetsky region
Central coordinates 68o 56.42' East  68o 12.40' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4iii
Area 75,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 48m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Site description Data for 2000

Key Biodiversity Important area for Branta ruficollis and A3-criteria species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus breeding  1999  3 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons breeding  2000  100 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1999  500-1,000 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus breeding  1994-2000  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
King Eider Somateria spectabilis breeding  2000  300-400 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis breeding  2000  1,500 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Vulnerable 
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus breeding  2000  70 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii breeding  2000  500-700 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus breeding  2000  10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2000  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   7%
Grassland Tundra  70%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 15%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
hunting 10%
not utilised 80%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References Tertitski G.M.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valley of the Yorkutayakha river. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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