Berezovye Islands, Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea

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Berezovye Islands, Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    12,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    60°18'N 28°30'E
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Berezovye Islands, Gulf of Finland. 13/09/94; Leningrad Oblast; 12,000 ha; 60°18'N 028°30'E. Nature Reserve. An archipelago in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea. The islands have highly indented shorelines, with many bays, inlets, channels, and extensive intertidal mud and sand flats. The islands are dominated by pine forests and include spruce and birch stands as well as areas of mires and bogs. The site is important for migrating and breeding populations of waterbirds. Between 300,000 and 500,000 birds occur on migration in spring, including numerous species of ducks, geese, swans, and gulls. The site provides important habitats for many threatened animal species. Human activities include fishing, navigation, haymaking, sport fishing, and recreation. Ramsar site no. 691. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Leningrad Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • zakaznik/nature sanctuary
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