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Location Russia (European), Ingushetiya Republic
Central coordinates 44o 55.00' East  42o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A2, A3, B2
Area 7,200 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 3,171m
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  3 breeding pairs  poor  A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  1981-1997  3-6 breeding pairs  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  2007  3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  2007  present  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  2007  2 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus resident  1981-1997  2-6 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  2007  present  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla resident  1981-1997  3-12 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Checheno-Ingushskiy Zakaznik 80,700 protected area overlaps with site 7,200  
Erzi Zapovednik 5,970 protected area overlaps with site 250  
Lesnoi massiv u s. Targim i vdol' reki Tkhabakhro (Torgim) Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 320  
Oblepihovaya roscha v Targimskoi (Torgimskoi) kotlovine Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Uchastok bukovo-grabov.lesa v uschel'e reki Assa s podleskom iz cherniki kavkaz Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 12  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  36%
Shrubland   7%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  40%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  2%
Rocky areas   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 10%
hunting 95%
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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Targimskaya intermountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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