Vaygach island

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: A3, A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 412,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
A large tundra island located just off the mainland, north of the Ural Mountains.

Key biodiversity
The northern third of the island is the most important for bird conservation.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vaygach island. Downloaded from on 20/10/2020.