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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 46o 58.00' East  42o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 2,140m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Site description Wide mountain valley of Avarskoye Koisu river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  2000-2007  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2000-2007  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus winter  2000-2007  3-5 individuals  medium  A1  Endangered 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   12%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  15%
Shrubland   55%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  6%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
forestry 15%
hunting 80%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
rangeland/pastureland 80%
tourism/recreation 5%

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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