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Location Russia (European), Severnaya Osetiya Republic
Central coordinates 44o 4.50' East  42o 46.02' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 133,400 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Key Biodiversity Based on data published in the previous European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989), the site is important for Tetrao mlokosiewiczi.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  1996-2007  800-1,500 unknown  medium  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  1998  520 unknown  medium  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  2007  medium  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus breeding  2007  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla resident  2007  medium  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium unfavourable low
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 2 1 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  Not assessed  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Severo-Osetinsky Zapovednik 29,100 protected area contained by site 29,100  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Alagirskoye i Kurtatinskoye ravines (Severo-Osetinski (North Osetin) Nature Reserve). Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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