Kurgalsky Peninsula

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Kurgalsky Peninsula

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    65,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    59°40'N 28°09'E
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Kurgalsky Peninsula. 13/09/94; Leningrad Oblast; 65,000 ha; 59°41'N 028°09'E. Temporary Nature Reserve. The shallow waters of the Gulf of Finland, numerous islands, and the Kurgalsky Peninsula, which is covered with mires and pine forest. Habitats include patches of broad-leaved and mixed forests, coastal meadows and marshes with alder and oak, Sphagnum fens, floodplains, dry meadows, and reedbeds. The site exhibits a high species diversity of flora and fauna, supporting numerous species of regionally or globally threatened plants, mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. The wetland supports large migrating and breeding populations of numerous species of waterbirds. The local population is engaged in the fisheries or seafood industry. The site borders Estonia. Ramsar site no. 690. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Leningrad Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • zakaznik/nature sanctuary
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