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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

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.

Key Biodiversity The site supports over 80 species, but a complete list has yet to be compiled. Among those known to occur are Accipiter gentilis, Otus scops, Coracias garrulus, Upupa epops, Dryocopus martius, Ptyonoprogne rupestris, Monticola saxatilis, Sitta krueperi and Lanius minor.

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Algeti. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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