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Onega Bay of the White Sea


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT non-breeding 1988 5,000-6,000 individuals B1i
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1996 13,500-14,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC resident 1995 2,100-2,200 B1ii, B2
Razorbill Alca torda LC breeding 1995 2,750 breeding pairs B1ii, B3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sorokskiy Zakaznik 73,900 protected area contained by site 0
Sorokski Zakaznik 73,900 protected area overlaps with site 0
Shuiostrovskiy Zakaznik 10,000 protected area overlaps with site 3,306
Kuzova Zakaznik 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kuzova Zakaznik 3,600 protected area contained by site 0
Islands in Onega Bay, White Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,600 protected area contained by site 3,600

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Wooded tundra -
Grassland Tundra -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
other -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Onega Bay of the White Sea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/05/2022.