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Location Russia (European), Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic
Central coordinates 43o 3.00' East  43o 28.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 13,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2006  6-8 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   10%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  47%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  3%
Rocky areas   30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 45%
forestry 10%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
not utilised 35%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baksanskoye ravine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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