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Location Russia (European), Chechenskaya Republic
Central coordinates 46o 9.60' East  42o 46.35' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 1,030 ha
Altitude 1,800 - 2,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  1981-2006  1-3 breeding pairs  good  A3  Near Threatened 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus resident  1981-1997  1-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  2006  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  1981-2006  2-9 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  2006  poor  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 low favourable negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ozero Kezenoi-Am (Aeizenam) Nature Monument 170 protected area contained by site 170  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  52%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  40%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 52%
agriculture 1%
not utilised 47%

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: Kezenoi-Am lake. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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