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Location Russia (Central Asian), Yamalo-Nenetsky region
Central coordinates 69o 0.00' East  68o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 71,800 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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons non-breeding  1980-2004  15,000-20,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons breeding  1980-2005  2,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus non-breeding  2005  500-700 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila breeding  1980-2005  2,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra breeding  2005  300-400 individuals  medium  A3  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis breeding  2005  5,000-7,000 individuals  poor  A3  Vulnerable 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata non-breeding  2005  1,000-1,300 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus breeding  2005  60-70 individuals  good  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola breeding  2005  800-1,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta breeding  2005  15,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii breeding  2005  10,000-15,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina breeding  2005  500-700 individuals  good  A3  Least Concern 
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus breeding  2005  3,000-4,000 individuals  medium  A3, A4i  Least Concern 
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea breeding  2005  100-200 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus breeding  2005  15-20 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus breeding  2005  10-20 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus breeding  2005  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  1980-2005  100,000-215,000 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 71,800  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   1%
Grassland Tundra  9%
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes; Standing freshwater  90%

Land use

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

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: Lower Yuribey. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014

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