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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 48o 24.80' East  41o 41.15' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 600 ha
Altitude 200 m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1997  500-1,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba passage  1997  70-300 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus winter  1996  25-30 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  1997  30-100 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  1996  25-50 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2006 high very unfavourable low
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin 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%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose 1000 100 individuals 10 very unfavourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 2 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable
Aegypius monachus Cinereous Vulture 30 0 individuals 0 very unfavourable
Clanga clanga Greater Spotted Eagle 30 20 individuals 67 unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  4%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 50%
urban/industrial/transport 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 (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Berkubinski forest. Downloaded from on 30/11/2015

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