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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 48o 14.48' East  41o 50.85' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 25,300 ha
Altitude 100 - 391m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2001-2002  1 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2002-2006  20-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni passage  2002-2007  100 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  2002-2007  100 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2002-2007  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2002-2007  1,000 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2002-2007  20 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium near favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Desert   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Shrubland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   31%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Desert Semidesert  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  6%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  3%
Rocky areas   3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
not utilised 10%
rangeland/pastureland 90%
hunting 10%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Shur-Dere and Rubas foothills. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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