|Central coordinates||48o 7.00' East 41o 2.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||1,000 - 3,629m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The subalpine and alpine zones support at least two of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Eurasian high-montane biome. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (3-4 pairs). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Gypaetus barbatus (1+ pair), Neophron percnopterus (4-5 pairs), Gyps fulvus (8-10 pairs) and Bubo bubo (2+ pairs).
Site description One of the four highest peaks of the Great Caucasus in Azerbaijan. Habitats include ravines, subalpine meadows, rock, mountain forests (on south-western slopes only). There are some abandoned orchards on the southern slopes. Part of the area is leased by the Hunters' Society of Azerbaijan.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Caucasian Grouse Tetrao mlokosiewiczi||resident||-||100 breeding pairs||-||A1, A3||Near Threatened|
|Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus||resident||-||common [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||resident||-||2 breeding pairs||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Ismailly||Game Reserve||0||protected area overlaps with site||0|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|Info avialable at AOS||2005|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Mixed woodland; Treeline ecotone||-|
|Grassland||Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland||-|
|Rocky areas||Scree & boulders||-|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Perennial crops, orchards and groves||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Subalpine meadows are damaged by intensive grazing and poaching is a further threat. There is a hunting lodge near the mountain.
Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA partly covered by Game Reserve (Ismailly).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Babadag. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2013
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