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Location Russia (European), Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic
Central coordinates 43o 5.48' East  43o 35.05' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 18,300 ha
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 

IBA Monitoring

2007 low not assessed negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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   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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ravine of Gundelen-Tyzyl river. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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