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Location Russia (European), Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic
Central coordinates 43o 10.75' East  43o 15.68' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 4,850 ha
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  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2006 not assessed not assessed negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   3%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  56%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  7%
Rocky areas   25%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  9%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
rangeland/pastureland 55%
forestry 3%
tourism/recreation 5%
urban/industrial/transport 7%
not utilised 33%

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: Verkhnechegemskaya depression. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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