Solovetski Archipelago and Zjizjginski island

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
The area is located on the northern edge of Onega bay, and forms a complex with Onezhskaya Guba in the White Sea.

Key biodiversity
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Solovetski Archipelago is mainly protecetd for its cultural value and is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Habitat and land use
Several rather big islands surrounded by marine shallows. Extensive shorelines, beaches and coastal meadows.

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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Solovetski Archipelago and Zjizjginski island. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.