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Location Russia (European), Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic,Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 41o 28.00' East  43o 58.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 25,000 ha
Altitude 1,100 - 1,751m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Mainly mountain grasslands with pathes of forested areas, a lot of rocky pathes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1998  5-10 breeding pairs  good  B2  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  80%
Coastline   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 65%
not utilised 40%

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: Skalisti ridge between Urup and Maly Zelenchuk rivers. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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