|Central coordinates||46o 25.00' East 39o 47.00' North|
|Altitude||500 - 1,800m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description Low mountains of Karabakh ridge and Karabakh upland. More than half the site is covered by Juniperus forests, and there is mountain steppe in the north. The main land-use is sheep-grazing.
Key Biodiversity Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca, Falco naumanni, Tetrao mlokosiewiczi. Ciconia ciconia and C. nigra, at least 14 raptor species and Alectoris chukar (very common) also breed. Milvus milvus is a very rare summer visitor and Gypaetus barbatus possibly breeds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus||resident||-||5 breeding pairs||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|NAT AZ024||Game Reserve||0||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA partly covered by Game Reserve.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lachin area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2015
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