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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 48.68' East  42o 20.60' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 14,500 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,247m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Central part of the eastern submountain od Dagestan. Sites are located between 300 and 1247 m in high. Mosaic of the broadleaved forestst, srubs and steppes patches.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2002-2007  10-30 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  2006  100 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2002-2007  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2002-2007  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  2002  100 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high near favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Shrubland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kayakentskiy Zakaznik 23,700 is identical to site 14,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   40%
Shrubland Scrub  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  23%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Rocky areas   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 60%
nature conservation and research 100%
not utilised 5%
urban/industrial/transport 2%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kayakentski reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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