Watershed of the Rivers Strelna and Varzuga

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 411,590 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Extremely marshy northern taiga with a large number of lakes.

Key biodiversity
Based on data in the previous European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989), this is an important breeding and post-breeding site for Cygnus cygnus. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1_pair). Other breeding species include Anser fabalis and Pandion haliaetus (1_pair).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Watershed of the Rivers Strelna and Varzuga. Downloaded from on 30/09/2020.