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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 40o 58.00' East  44o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 2,300 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Narrow gorge with pastures 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  1998  20-40  good  B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2003-2006  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2003-2006  10-30 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Wooded steppe  50%
Shrubland Scrub  8%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 80%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akhmet-Skala ridge. Downloaded from on 01/10/2014

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