Wetlands in the Lower Bagan area

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Wetlands in the Lower Bagan area

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
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  • Area: 
    26,880 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°09'N 78°23'E
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Wetlands in the Lower Bagan area. 13/09/94; Novosibirsk Oblast; 26,880 ha; 54°09'N 078°23'E. Freshwater and brackish lakes and reaches of the Bagan River. The lakes are subject to varying salinity and water levels. Set in the biogeographical herb and feather grass steppe zone, vegetation includes halophytic communities, reedbeds, floating islands, and meadows. The area supports large breeding and migrating populations of waterbirds. Migrating birds include up to 6,000 Anser anser, ducks (10,000-12,000), Fulica atra (up to 15,000), waders (10,000-15,000), and up to 40,000 gulls. Human activities include livestock grazing, hay harvesting, fur trapping, waterbird shooting, and fishing. Ramsar site no. 681. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Novosibirsk Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • none
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