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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 46o 32.35' East  41o 56.85' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B2
Area 83,500 ha
Altitude 1,500 - 3,932m
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  2006-2007  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  2006-2007  50 breeding pairs  poor  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  2006-2007  2-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus resident  2006-2007  100 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  2006-2007  5-10 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla resident  2006-2007  1 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high near favourable low

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use 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
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tlyaratinskiy Zakaznik 83,500 is identical to site 83,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  10%
Shrubland   10%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  60%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  1%
Other   5%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
forestry 15%
rangeland/pastureland 50%
nature conservation and research 100%

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: Tlyaratinski reserve. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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