Brekhovsky Islands in the Yenisei Estuary

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Brekhovsky Islands in the Yenisei Estuary

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
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  • Area: 
    1,400,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    70°30'N 82°45'E
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Brekhovsky Islands in the Yenisei estuary. 13/09/94; Taimyrsky/Dolgano-Nenets Autonomous Area; ~1,400,000 ha; 70°30'N 082°45'E. An estuarine wetland complex, made up of a network of rivers, streams, lakes, islands, floodplains, and terraces supporting various types of tundra communities. The site supports various species of regionally rare and threatened birds. An internationally important area for breeding, staging and molting waterbirds, in particular for the Red-breasted goose Branta ruficollis. The estuary provides important habitats for whitefish Coregonus sp. and Siberian sturgeon Acipener baer. Traditional activities include fishing, reindeer-breeding, and Arctic fox hunting. It is a busy waterway and oil pollution is common. Ramsar site no. 698. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Taimyr Autonomous Okrug

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