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Location Ukraine, Crimea
Central coordinates 34o 9.00' East  44o 30.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 240 ha
Altitude 0 - 149m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description The site lies on the Black Sea coast, near the town of Yalta, and includes Nikitskiy Botanic Garden.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1994  1,500 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cape Martyan Zapovednik 240 protected area contained by site 240  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  40%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  50%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National High International None240 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Cape Martyan, 240 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cape Martiyan. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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