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Location Russia (European), Nenetski region
Central coordinates 49o 5.00' East  69o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B3
Area 520,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons breeding  2006-2008  150,000-180,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons non-breeding  2006-2008  20,000-50,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis breeding  2006-2008  75,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis non-breeding  2006-2008  70,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  major
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  major
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  minor
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research major

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kolguev island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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