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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 39o 58.25' East  44o 10.12' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 4,500 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 2,090m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Area located in the mountainous part of Krasnodarsky kray.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kamyshanova polyana Zakaznik 2,900 protected area contained by site 2,900  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Wooded steppe  83%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  10%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 70%
hunting 80%
nature conservation and research 1%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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: Kurdzhips river valley. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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