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Location Russia (European), Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic,Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 42o 36.60' East  43o 50.95' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 19,200 ha
Altitude 900 - 2,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1995  8 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1995  2 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  10%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland   40%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  5%
Rocky areas   25%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Urban parks and gardens  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 40%
tourism/recreation 20%
urban/industrial/transport 3%
unknown 32%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Outskirts of Kislovodsk. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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