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Location Russia (European), Adygeya Republic,Krasnodarski kray,Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 40o 18.37' East  43o 49.48' North
IBA criteria A2, A3, B3
Area 280,338 ha
Altitude 200 - 3,346m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description This IBA is located in the western part of the main Caucasian ridge.

Key Biodiversity Number of most species was the same up to 1995 year, when datasheet was recieving by RBCU.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  1984  600  good  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1984  50  poor  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 low favourable low
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Aegypius monachus Cinereous Vulture 2 1 breeding pairs 50 not assessed
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 4 4 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Gypaetus barbatus Bearded Vulture 8 8 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Crex crex Corncrake 300 300 males only 100 favourable
Sitta krueperi Krueper's Nuthatch 2000 2000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tichodroma muraria Wallcreeper 30 20 breeding pairs 67 not assessed
Carpodacus rubicilla Great Rosefinch 20 20 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kavkazsky Zapovednik 280,335 is identical to site 280,335  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  62%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  21%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  16%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 99%

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 P.A.Tilba

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Caucasus Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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