Karaginski Island, Bering Sea

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Karaginski Island, Bering Sea

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
    694
  • Area: 
    193,597 ha
  • Designation date: 
    13-09-1994
  • Coordinates: 
    58°47'N 163°52'E
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Overview

Karaginsky Island, Bering Sea. 13/09/94; Korak Autonomous Area; 193,597 ha; 58°47'N 163°52'E. Wildlife Reserve. Karaginsky Island and associated marine waters are situated on a major bird migration route. Dominant vegetation are elfin woods and low bush hummocky tundra. Over 500 species of plants occur, consisting of birch, Siberian dwarf-pine, and aspen. The site includes various types of meadows, Alpine tundra communities, over 40 species of sedges, and patches of birch forests. The site supports large breeding populations of Alcidae (diving ducks), Laridae (gulls, terns), and Phalacrocoracidae (commorants), and as many as 240,000 spring migrating and 180,000 molting waterbirds. Traditional activities include fishing, reindeer-breeding, hay harvesting, hunting for fur-bearing animals, mushroom and berry picking. Commercial fishing is also practiced. There is a meteorological station on the island. Ramsar site no. 694. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Kamchatsky

  • National legal designation: 
    • zakaznik/nature sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1997

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