Kargopol' area

Site description (2001 baseline):

Site location and context
Area located at the south of Arkhangelsk region near Kargopol town and includes a number of agricultural fields surrounded by fens and raised bogs.

Habitat and land use
A current tendensy of reduction of crop agriculture business may have an negative influence to the crane gathered here during passege as different grains are their main food.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Since 1994 several international projects carried on investigation of geese and cranes took place at area. A lot of ecological education work going on with the participation of local authorities.

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 Area factsheet: Kargopol' area. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.