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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 27.10' East  41o 28.73' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B2
Area 30,100 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 4,016m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description High mountain of the Southern Dagestan, at the right bank of Samur river. Mosaic of broadleaved, conifireous forests, srubs and alpine grasslands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  2005-2007  30-50 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  2005-2007  50-70 breeding pairs  medium  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  2005-2007  2-4 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  2005-2007  poor  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus breeding  2005-2007  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris resident  present  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla breeding  2005-2007  poor  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium favourable negligible
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 small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
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 recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  15%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  60%
Shrubland   15%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Other   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 1%
forestry 10%
hunting 90%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
rangeland/pastureland 50%

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: Kebyaktepe ridge. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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