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Location Russia (European), Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic
Central coordinates 42o 35.88' East  43o 20.58' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B2
Area 101,200 ha
Altitude 1,300 - 5,642m
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  2007  400 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  2007  800 breeding pairs  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2007  6 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  2007  5 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Near Threatened 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  2007  200 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus resident  2007  500 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla resident  2007  150 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 low favourable medium
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Prielbrus'e National Park 100,400 is identical to site 100,400  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  13%
Shrubland   1%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  13%
Rocky areas   33%
Other   30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 14%
tourism/recreation 21%
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: Priel'brus'ye National Park. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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