Vaygach island

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A3, A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 412,000 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
A large tundra island located just off the mainland, north of the Ural Mountains.

Key biodiversity
The northern third of the island is the most important for bird conservation.

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: Vaygach island. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.