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Location Azerbaijan, Belokany,Zakataly
Central coordinates 46o 40.00' East  41o 44.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 23,844 ha
Altitude 630 - 3,648m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)

Site description An area on the southern slope of the main Caucasian ridge (Great Caucasus). All the high-altitude vegetation zones are well defined, from broadleaved forest (mainly of Fagus, also Quercus, Carpinus, Acer, etc.) to alpine meadows. The relief is mountainous with deep chasms.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  300 breeding pairs  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis resident  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Zakataly goryhy Zapovednik 23,800 protected area contained by site 23,800  

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
info avialable at AOS 1980


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  67%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  28%
Coastline   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National High International None23,800 ha of IBA covered by Zapovednik (Zakataly goryhy, 23,800 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zakataly. Downloaded from on 16/09/2014

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