Kama-Bakaldino Mires

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Kama-Bakaldino Mires

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    226,500 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°24'N 45°20'E
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Kama-Bakaldino mires. 13/09/94; Nizhegorod Oblast; 226,500 ha; 56°24'N 045°20'E. Protected Area, Strict Nature Reserve, Nature Monument. The largest peatland complex to the south of the northern taiga zone in Europe. The site includes mires, raised bogs, fens, and many lakes surrounded by pine, birch and aspen forests. Habitats include cotton grass swamps, peat moss bogs, sedge and reed fens, and various transition mires. The wetland plays an important role in regulating the hydrologic regime of adjacent areas. The site provides important habitat for up to 50,000 breeding waterbirds and is an important stopover site for numerous species of migrating birds. Human activities include forestry, peat mining, livestock grazing, hunting, recreation, commercial and sport fishing, berry and mushroom harvesting. Ramsar site no. 670. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Nizhni Novgorod Region

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • nature monument
    • zapovednik/state nature reserve
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