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Location Russia (European), Perm region
Central coordinates 58o 35.00' East  60o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 152,810 ha
Altitude 332 - 1,066m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description The area is located in the mountainous part of the Perm region and consists of two forested mountain ridges with tundra-like boreal montane habitat on the ridge tops.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1995  2 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1995  200 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1995  100 breeding pairs  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
Picoides tridactylus resident  1995  100 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hrebet Kvarkush Nature Monument 23,000 protected area contained by site 23,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  40%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
forestry 40%

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 A.I.Shepel, I.V.Karyakin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kvarkush and Zolotoy Kamen' ridges. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014

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