Iony island - Marine

Country/territory: Russia (Asian)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 831,006 ha

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Russia (Asian) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 8310 km2 and is 132 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3 to 440 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.86 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.74 and 7.72 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.2 and 2.48 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
8 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Iony island include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Crested Auklet (LC) , Parakeet Auklet (LC) , Least Auklet (LC) , Whiskered Auklet (LC) , Horned Puffin (LC) , Black-legged Kittiwake (LC) , Common Murre (LC) and Thick-billed Murre (LC).

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 Areas factsheet: Iony island - Marine. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.