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Location Russia (European), Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic
Central coordinates 42o 10.55' East  43o 52.38' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 17,200 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2006  4-6 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2006  300 unknown  poor  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 high unfavourable negligible
Habitat
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Grassland   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

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

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   20%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  53%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  2%
Rocky areas   25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 40%
forestry 20%
not utilised 40%

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: Sources of Kuma river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/12/2014

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