Selenga delta

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2004 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC breeding 2004 present A1
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus NT breeding 2004 present A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Selenga Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 12,100 protected area contained by site 0
Protoka Kolpinnaya Nature Monument 7 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ostrov Srednee Ust'e Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Baikal World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 8,800,000 protected area contains site 56,561
Kabansky Zakaznik (Federal) 12,100 unknown 0
Inkinskiy opolzen' Nature Monument 300 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Inland deltas -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Selenga delta. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.