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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 48o 0.00' East  41o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A2, B2
Area 26,000 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,853m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Caucas mountain in the vicinity of Gyulgerychai river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  1998  25-35  good  A2  Near Threatened 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  1998  2-3  good  B2  Near Threatened 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1998  8-20 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kasumkentskiy Zakaznik 26,000 is identical to site 26,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  50%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  30%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  14%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 50%
nature conservation and research 100%
unknown 10%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kasumkentski reserve. Downloaded from on 17/09/2014

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