Khalpili Islands and Impoveyem Bay

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2008 min 1,780 individuals A1, A4i
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus LC breeding 2008 min 15,526 individuals A4i
Common Murre Uria aalge LC breeding 2008 min 237,700 individuals A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2008 min 237,700 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2008 min 48,000 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tajgonos Zakaznik 350,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Taigonos Zakaznik 350,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Grassland Tundra -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khalpili Islands and Impoveyem Bay. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.