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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altay Republic
Central coordinates 89o 7.00' East  50o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 56,400 ha
Altitude 1,700 - 3,049m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus breeding  2000  5-15 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria breeding  2000  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2000  2-5 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  2000  10-20 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Inornate Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-streaked Accentor Prunella himalayana breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Altaisky Zapovednik 812,386 protected area contains site 56,400  
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site 1,611,457 protected area contains site 56,400  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland; Wooded steppe  38%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Tundra  20%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  12%
Rocky areas   40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

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 Mitrofanov O.B.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shapshal ridge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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