Area between the Pura & Mokoritto Rivers

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Area between the Pura & Mokoritto Rivers

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
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  • Area: 
    1,125,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    72°31'N 85°30'E
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Area between the Pura & Mokoritto rivers. 13/09/94; Taimyrsky/Dolgano-Nenets Autonomous Area; ~1,125,000 ha; 72°32'N 085°30'E. Nature Reserve. A hilly plain with an extensive network of rivers, streams and lakes supporting diverse Arctic tundra communities that set it apart from the adjacent monotonous tundras. Habitats include the moss-cotton-grass tundras, dwarf shrub bogs, hummocky, spotty', and polygonal bogs. There are important feeding places for raptors and breeding habitats for Arctic fox Alopex lagopus and lemmings. The site supports the threatened bird species Branta ruficollis and Anser erythropus. Large numbers of breeding and molting waterbirds are supported, particularly White-fronted goose Anser albifrons, Bean goose A. fabalis and Red-breasted goose Branta ruficollis, about 25% of the Taimyr Peninsula population. 80% of the Taimyr population of wild reindeer Rangifer tarandus are supported. Human activities include commercial hunting for Arctic fox, bird hunting, and small-scale fishing. There is a biological station at the site. Ramsar site no. 697. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Taimyr Autonomous Okrug

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


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)