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Location Russia (European), Ingushetiya Republic
Central coordinates 44o 48.00' East  42o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 2,000 - 4,451m
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  1981-1997  20-30 breeding pairs  good  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  1981-1997  20-30 breeding pairs  good  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  1981-1997  6-10 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus resident  1981-1997  10-15 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla resident  1981-1997  9-23 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 3,200  
Ol'getinskoe (Ol'gitskoe) uschel'e s gornymi shirokolistvennymi lesami Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Shoanskiy lednik s istokami reki Armkhi Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  30%
Shrubland   8%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  35%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  2%
Other   7%
Rocky areas   17%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 10%
nature conservation and research 40%
not utilised 90%

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: Shanskoye ravine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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