North-east Sakhalin lagoons - Marine

Country/territory: Russia (Asian)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 239,862 ha

Protection status:

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Russia (Asian) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 2399 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 49 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 5.69 and 8.06 °C.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; North-east Sakhalin lagoons include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Black-legged Kittiwake (LC) and Little Tern (LC).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North-east Sakhalin lagoons - Marine. Downloaded from on 07/08/2020.