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Location Russia (European), Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic
Central coordinates 43o 0.00' East  43o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 12,500 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2007  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  2007  3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  2007  15-30 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   33%
Shrubland   5%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  40%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  2%
Rocky areas   15%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
rangeland/pastureland 15%
forestry 30%
fisheries/aquaculture 1%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
not utilised 20%

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: Ravine of Gundelen-Tyzyl river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014

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