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Location Russia (Central Asian), Yamalo-Nenetsky region
Central coordinates 68o 50.00' East  66o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 593,300 ha
Altitude 2 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus breeding  1984-2003  2-5 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  400-600 individuals  medium  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta breeding  2004  80,000-100,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta passage  2004  300,000-500,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1989-2003  7,000-10,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2004  10,000-30,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1999  50-3,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  2003  1,500-2,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2004  500-700 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  2003  300-650 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope breeding  2004  100,000-500,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  2004  300,000-500,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata breeding  2004  5,500-7,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  2004  30,000-50,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca breeding  2004  15,000-20,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  2004  40,000-50,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula breeding  2004  20,000-40,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula passage  2004  300,000-400,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  2004  30,000-50,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra non-breeding  2004  10-30,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Not Recognised 
Melanitta nigra passage  2004  20,000-30,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  2004  25,000-30,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Vulnerable 
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  2004  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus passage  2004  2,000-3,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator breeding  2004  50-80 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator passage  2004  300-400 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica breeding  2004  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica passage  2004  5,000-10,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  2004  300-500 breeding pairs  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus passage  2004  1,500-3,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Gallinago gallinago breeding  2004  40,000-50,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Not Recognised 
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus breeding  2004  250-300 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1989-2003  150-200 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  2004  5,500-7,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola non-breeding  2004  25,000-30,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus breeding  2004  5,000-5,500 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus non-breeding  2004  10,000-12,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta non-breeding  2004  25,000-30,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta passage  2004  80,000-120,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii non-breeding  2004  35,000-45,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii passage  2004  100,000-150,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina passage  2004  60,000-70,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax passage  1989-2004  10,000-40,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus breeding  2004  20,000-25,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus passage  2004  150,000-200,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus breeding  2004  5,000-7,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  2004  15,000-20,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2004  1,500-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo non-breeding  2004  3,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  1989-2004  700,000 individuals  poor  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   1%
Shrubland   10%
Grassland   40%
Wetlands (inland)   50%
Artificial - terrestrial   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 1%
fisheries/aquaculture 100%
hunting 100%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
not utilised 50%
nature conservation and research 27%
other 4%
Notes: haying

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 Golovatin M.G.

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