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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 40o 40.00' East  43o 57.23' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude 800 - 1,900m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Area located in the mountainous part of Krasnodarski region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1996  21-24 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Strix aluco resident  1996  100 breeding pairs  good  B3  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1996  20 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  2004-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 high near favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Rocky areas   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Unknown  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Psebaiskiy Zakaznik 37,400 protected area contains site 2,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  35%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  5%
Rocky areas   30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
nature conservation and research 100%

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: Lower Urushten river. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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