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Location Armenia, Shirak
Central coordinates 43o 47.41' East  41o 2.69' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B1iv, B2
Area 7,802 ha
Altitude 1,973 - 2,161m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1995  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1995  4-6 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media passage  1995  500-800 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  1995  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  B2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1995  3,000 individuals  medium  B1iv   

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Shakro 2003


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   major
Rocky areas   -
Grassland   major
Wetlands (inland)   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
hunting minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Amasia. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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