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Location Russia (European), Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic
Central coordinates 42o 33.00' East  43o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 11,500 ha
Altitude 1,500 - 2,644m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Site description Valley of the Khasaut river which soursed from Bermamyt Mountains. On the left band a lot of rocks located, on the right band of rivers some meadows happened.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1998  2-4 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1998  1-4 breeding pairs  good  B2  Endangered 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  25%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  60%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
not utilised 70%

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 O.A.Vitivich, V.M.Polivanov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valley of Khasaut river, mountains B.Bermamyt and M.Bermamyt. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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