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Location Armenia, Lori
Central coordinates 44o 16.59' East  41o 6.79' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iv, B2
Area 17,948 ha
Altitude 1,413 - 1,714m
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
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1995  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1995  300-500 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1995  4-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1995  4,000-6,300 individuals  medium  B1iv   

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed negligible

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tashir. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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