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Kabardino-Balkarski Nature Reserve
Russia (European), Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic
43o 14.15' East 43o 3.78' North
A1, A2, A3, B2, B3
676 - 5,201m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description The upper reaches of the Rivers Cherek Balkarski, Cherek Bizengiyski, and Chegem, with forests and meadows (mainly high mountain zones; several 5,000-m peaks in the Bokovoy range) in a rugged landscape with deep ravines, etc.
Key Biodiversity Based on data published in the previous European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989), the site is important for Tetrao mlokosiewiczi. Other breeding species include Tetraogallus sp. and Alectoris chukar.