Mshinskaye wetland system

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Mshinskaye wetland system

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    75,100 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    59°03'N 30°14'E
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Mshinskaya wetland system. 13/09/94; Leningrad Oblast; 75,100 ha; 59°03'N 030°14'E. Nature Reserve. A large peatland system composed of extensive patterned bogs, nine large lakes, over 100 small lakes, and numerous rivers and streams supporting Canada rice Zizania aquatica, reeds and sedges. Terrestrial vegetation is characterized by southern taiga-type forest communities. Native forests were largely cut and replaced with birch, aspen and mixed forests. The site is important for migrating, breeding and molting populations of various species of geese, swans, dabbling and diving ducks. The area provides important habitat for 33 regionally threatened bird species. Human activities include forest cutting, agriculture, recreation, and berry picking. Ramsar site no. 692. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Leningrad Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • zakaznik/nature sanctuary
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)