Year of compilation: 2001
Large bay with a rocky coastline and many islands and alluvial sand.
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
The area is included partly within the Kandalakshsky Nature Reserve. In 1995 as it was confirmed as a Wetland of International Importance [Ramsar site??].
The islands range from rocky outcrops and low-lying treeless islets to large islands. There are some lakes on the larger islands, with coastal meadows and reed and sedge-beds.
The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kandalaksha Bay. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/01/2022.