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Location Azerbaijan, Sheki
Central coordinates 47o 10.00' East  41o 12.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 10,400 ha
Altitude 100 - 1,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)

Site description The lower foothills of the Great Caucasian mountains, with a few patches of broadleaved forest (mainly in the central part), with bushes and scrub in the river valleys. Land-uses include sheep- and cattle-grazing and some cultivation/arable farming.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax winter  200-300 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
NAT AZ037 Game Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Shrubland Scrub  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Protection status National Partial International NoneAbout half of the IBA is covered by a Game Reserve.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sheki upland. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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