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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 46o 20.80' East  42o 16.05' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B1i, B2
Area 107,600 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  2004-2006  80 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus breeding  2004-2006  150-200 breeding pairs  medium  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  2004-2007  3-6 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2004-2006  1,000 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2004-2006  10 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  2004-2006  25 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus resident  2004-2006  50 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla breeding  2004-2006  10 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium near favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi Caucasian Grouse 80 80 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tetraogallus caucasicus Caucasian Snowcock 150 120 breeding pairs 80 near favourable
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aegypius monachus Cinereous Vulture 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Coracias garrulus European Roller 10 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kosobsko-Kalebskiy Zakaznik 107,600 is identical to site 107,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland   20%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  3%
Rocky areas   6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Ruderal land  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 35%
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 100%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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

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