Bezymyannaya and Gribovaya Bays and adjoining waters

Site description (2001 baseline):

Site location and context
Area located on the north-western shore of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

Habitat and land use
'Other' threat = radioactive contamination.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
The process of establishment Strict Nature Reserve (Zapovednik) called Novozemelskiy has been ongoing during last years in the frame of international projects. This IBA alredy had a status of Zapovednik before the mid 1950s, when a lot of Zapovedniks lost their official status. Current data for the site are incomplete, and further research is required. There are bird data from 1940s which are available for monitoring.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bezymyannaya and Gribovaya Bays and adjoining waters. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.