Valley of Khasaut river, mountains B.Bermamyt and M.Bermamyt

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1998 1-4 breeding pairs B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1998 2-4 breeding pairs A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2006 unfavourable very high negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population good

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Gypaetus barbatus Bearded Vulture 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Gyps fulvus Griffon Vulture 16 9 breeding pairs 57 unfavourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vykhody mineral'nykh istochnikov Kichi-Balykskie Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Verhne-Malkinskiy Zakaznik 19,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nizhne-Malkinskiy Zakaznik 35,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Valley of Khasaut river, mountains B.Bermamyt and M.Bermamyt. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.