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Location Armenia, Lori
Central coordinates 44o 41.18' East  40o 52.14' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2
Area 18,508 ha
Altitude 916 - 2,849m
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
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi breeding  1995  40-70 individuals  medium  A2, B2  Near Threatened 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1995  4-6 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Endangered 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  1995  14-16 individuals  good  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1995  4-6 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Buteo rufinus breeding  1995  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed low

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  low 

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

Name Year formed
Edik Shekoyan 2006


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture minor
forestry minor

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