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Location Armenia, Vayots Dzor
Central coordinates 45o 13.55' East  39o 39.40' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 14,002 ha
Altitude 935 - 2,674m
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
Chukar Alectoris chukar breeding  1995  2,000-3,000 individuals  medium  B2  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1995  8-12 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1995  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1995  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Buteo rufinus breeding  1995  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1995  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Vardges 2004


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   major
Grassland   minor
Shrubland   minor

Land use

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

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