Ramsar sites in Russia

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Ramsar sites are natural locations under the protection of the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands. As of 2013 there are 35 Ramsar sites in Russia, totalling an area of 103,237.67 km2.[1]

The first Russian sites registered in the Ramsar Convention, on 11 October 1976 (during the Soviet era), were Kandalaksha Bay Lake Khanka and the Volga River delta.

List of Ramsar sites in Russia

Name[1] Location Area (km2) Designated Description Image
Area between the Pura River & Mokoritto River Taymyria ~11,250
Beryozovye Islands Leningrad Oblast
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120
Brekhovsky Islands Yenisei estuary in Taymyria ~14,000
Chany Lake Novosibirsk Oblast 3,648.48
Gorbita River Delta Taymyria
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750
Islands in Ob River Estuary Yamalo-Nenetsia 1,280
Islands in Onega Bay Karelia 36
Kama-Bakaldino mires Nizhny Novgorod Oblast 2,265
Kandalaksha Bay Murmansk Oblast
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2,080
Karaginsky Island Kamchatka Krai 1,935.97
Khingano-Arkharinskaya Lowland Amur Oblast ~2,000
Kuban River Delta: Akhtaro-Grivenskaya group of limans Krasnodar Krai 846
Kuban River Delta: Group of limans between rivers Kuban & Protoka Krasnodar Krai 884
Kurgalsky Peninsula Leningrad Oblast 650
Lake Bolon & the mouths of the Selgon River & Simmi Rivers Khabarovsk Krai 538
Lake Khanka Primorsky Krai
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3,100 A freshwater lake important for birds including a number of endangered species. KHANKA LAKE.jpg
Lake Manych-Gudilo Kalmykia & Rostov Oblast 1126
Lake Udyl & the mouths of the Bichi Bitki & Pilda Rivers Khabarovsk Krai 576
Lower Dvuobje Khanty–Mansi & Yamalo-Nenetsia 5,400
Moroshechnaya River Kamchatka Krai 2,190
Mshinskaya Wetland system Leningrad Oblast
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751 A bird sanctuary. Rare species of birds include osprey, golden eagle, white stork, black stork, black-throated loon, whooper swan, Eurasian curlew, Eurasian eagle-owl, and Eurasian bittern. 200px
Oka River & Pra River floodplains Ryazan Oblast 1,615.42
Parapolsky Dol Kamchatka Krai 12,000
Pskovsko-Chudskaya Lowland Pskov Oblast 936
Selenga Delta Buryatia 121
Southern coast of the Gulf of Finland Leningrad Oblast 64
Svir River Delta Leningrad Oblast 605
Tobol-Ishim Forest-steppe Tyumen Oblast 12170
Torey Lakes Chita Oblast 1,725
Upper Dvuobje Khanty–Mansi 4,700
Utkholok Kamchatka Krai 2200
Veselovskoye Reservoir Rostov Oblast 3,090
Volga River Delta Astrakhan Oblast 8,000
Wetlands in the Lower Bagan area Novosibirsk Oblast 268.8
Zeya-Bureya Plains Amur Oblast 316

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ramsar List" (PDF). Ramsar.org. Retrieved 31 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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