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Location Russia (Central Asian), Yamalo-Nenetsky region
Central coordinates 66o 54.40' East  65o 5.20' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 222,300 ha
Altitude 10 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2013


Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus breeding  2012  1-2 individuals  poor  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  min 20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kunovatski Zakaznik 147,000 protected area contained by site 147,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs; Raised bogs; Rivers & streams; Standing fresh water  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
forestry -
nature conservation and research 60%
Notes: More then 60% of IBAs are covered by Kunovatski part of Kunovatski zakaznik (1985).
not utilised -

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 E.I.Ilyashenko

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kunovatski. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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