Sikhote-Alin' Nature Reserve

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus EN breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN breeding 2004 present A1, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sikhote-Alinsky Zapovednik 401,428 protected area contained by site 349,950
Sikhote-Alin UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 4,469,088 protected area contains site 0
Central Sikhote-Alin World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 406,177 protected area contained by site 472,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sikhote-Alin' Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.