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Location Georgia, Tetri-Tskaro
Central coordinates 44o 30.00' East  41o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 13,290 ha
Altitude 500 - 2,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Georgian Centre for the Conservation of Wildlife (Partner Designate)



Site description The site lies in the basin of the upper Algeti river, on the wooded southern slopes of the eastern Trialeti range west of Tbilisi. The relief is rugged, with gorges of many rivers and cliffs. Forests are composed mainly of Picea, Abies, Quercus, Carpinus, Fraxinus and Betula. Meadows are also present.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca unknown  2000  2 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Algeti Zapovednik 6,000 protected area contained by site 6,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  84%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National High International None6,000 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Zapovednik) (Algeti, 6,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Algeti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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