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Water - marsh lands

Subject / Nature memorials

The water - marsh lands (WML; the Ramsar sites is the name of the Ramsarskiye lands(ugodya) in the international classification) . They were founded to protect the waterfowl habitat. The list of 35 lands was registered with the Government Regulation of Russian Federation on 13 September 1994 under No 1050. Five lands from this list are in the Leningrad Oblast and they occupy area 219 thousand hectares: “Berezovuye ostrova” ( The Birch Islands), The Kurgalsky wildlife sanctuaries, the ex-wildlife sanctuaries (the coast of the Gulf of Finland in the Lomonosov district) ,the Mshinskaya marsh system (in the Gatchina district and in the Luga district), the Svir bay of Lake Ladoga (the Lodeynopolskiy district , the Volhov district). These are the places of halts and the forage lands in the period of spring migration of geese, ducks, swans, waders and other waterfowl.

Tripolskaya, Anna Aleksandrovna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District
Topographical landmarks/Gulf of Finland, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lomonosov District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District
Topographical landmarks/Svirskaya Guba (Svir Bay, the)
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volkhov District

Красная книга природы Ленинградской области. Т. 1. Особо охраняемые природные территории. СПб., 1999, 287-294
Соврем. состояние и тенденции развития Рамсарских угодий в России. URL:, 287-294
Водно-болотные угодья международного значения. URL:,

Subject Index
"Beryozoviye ostrova" ("Birch Islands"), a reserve
"Kurgalsky", a reserve
"Lebyazhye", water-marsh land
"Mshinskoye boloto" "Mshinskoye marsh", a reserve

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