Lakes of northern Karelia

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 744,700 ha

Site description
Northern taiga with a large number of lakes and marshes, including Lakes Keret, Eng, Nizhneye, Kum, and the south-eastern part of Lake Top. The boundaries of the most important wetlands need to be determined.It is very possible that aftre special field researches several IBAs should be identifyed at this huge area.

Key biodiversity
Based on data in the previous European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989), this is an important breeding site for two wildfowl species, and an important staging site for migrating ducks.

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 (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes of northern Karelia. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.