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Location Russia (Central Asian), Yamalo-Nenetsky region
Central coordinates 71o 25.00' East  68o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 400,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta non-breeding  2005  8,000-15,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons non-breeding  2005  6,000-8,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis non-breeding  2005  55-70 individuals  good  A1  Endangered 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus non-breeding  2005  1,000-1,200 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila non-breeding  2005  7,000-10,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator non-breeding  2005  100-200 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata non-breeding  2005  300-400 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus breeding  2005  6,000-7,000 individuals  good  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola breeding  2005  800-1,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus breeding  2005  50-100 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta breeding  2005  10,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii breeding  2005  20,000-30,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina breeding  2005  4,000-4,500 individuals  good  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea non-breeding  2005  5,000-5,500 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus breeding  1980-2005  500-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A3, A4ii  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus breeding  1980-2005  1,000-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  A3, A4ii  Least Concern 
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiaca breeding  1980-2004  4-20 individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus breeding  2005  170,000-180,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  1980-2005  230,000-600,000 individuals  poor  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina reki Yuribey Nature Reserve 0 protected area contains site 400,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   15%
Grassland Tundra  67%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  18%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 93%
fisheries/aquaculture 100%
hunting 100%
urban/industrial/transport minor
not utilised 10%

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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper and Middle Yuribey. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014

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