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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 48o 14.95' East  41o 37.12' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 12,400 ha
Altitude 300 - 600m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description North-eastern slopes of Samurski ridge in Caucas mountain.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  1997  40 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  1997  15 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium favourable negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species direct mortality of trigger species - hunting and trapping happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural and forestry effluents and practices happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Clanga pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 2 1 breeding pairs 50 not assessed

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Unknown  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  80%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland   5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  13%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 15%
forestry 85%

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: Laman-Kam area. Downloaded from on 26/11/2014

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