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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 58.83' East  41o 37.58' 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 
Buteo rufinus breeding  1998  8-20 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium unfavourable low
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
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 recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi Caucasian Grouse 35 35 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 3 2 breeding pairs 67 unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kasumkentski reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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