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Location Russia (European), Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic
Central coordinates 42o 18.80' East  43o 49.48' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 17,800 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  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2006  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

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

Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
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   25%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  45%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  3%
Rocky areas   25%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 40%
forestry 25%
fisheries/aquaculture 3%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
not utilised 30%

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 the Podkumok river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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