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Location Russia (European), Ingushetiya Republic
Central coordinates 44o 56.35' East  42o 49.38' 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 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium favourable low
Habitat
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species 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
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  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

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 21/12/2014

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