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Location Russia (European), Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic
Central coordinates 42o 6.00' East  43o 48.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 2,500 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  2006  3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2006  50 unknown  poor  A1  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   5%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  63%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  2%
Rocky areas   30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 30%
forestry 5%
tourism/recreation 5%
not utilised 65%

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: Marinskaya cuesta of Skalisti ridge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014

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