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Location Azerbaijan, Kazakh
Central coordinates 45o 26.00' East  41o 8.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 200 ha
Altitude 200 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)

Site description This site is close to Karayazi forest (IBA 005). The area contains the last remaining tugai forest on the banks of the River Akstafa, a right-bank tributary of the Kura river. Main land-uses are firewood-collection (`Other' land-use) and tourism. There is also some sheep-grazing.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akstafa-chai valley. Downloaded from on 23/09/2014

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