Kanin peninsula (watershed of Yazhma and Nyes' rivers)

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 30,535 ha

Site description
Marshy, low-lying tundra with numerous rivers, lakes and channels between the Rivers Yazhma and Nyes.

Key biodiversity
A breeding area for Cygnus columbianus and geese. Very large numbers of geese moult (50,000), and swans and geese (including Branta leucopsis) occur on passage. There are no recent counts for any species.

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: Kanin peninsula (watershed of Yazhma and Nyes' rivers). Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.