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Location Russia (European), Murmansk region
Central coordinates 40o 10.40' East  67o 0.62' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 72,315 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri non-breeding  2003  4,200 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri winter  2003  4,000 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima non-breeding  2003  5,300 individuals  good  B1i  Near Threatened 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima winter  2003  15,700 individuals  good  B1i  Near Threatened 
King Eider Somateria spectabilis winter  2003  6,500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Terski coast. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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