Kandalaksha Bay

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
Large bay with a rocky coastline and many islands and alluvial sand.

Key biodiversity
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??].

Habitat and land use
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kandalaksha Bay. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.