Mount Giamysh

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The highest peak of the Murovdag ridge (Little Caucasus). A mountainous area with some forests and bushes. The main land-uses are sheep- and cattle-grazing, and tourism.

Key biodiversity
The alpine and subalpine zones support at least three of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Eurasian high-montane biome. This is also a notable site for breeding raptors, including Gypaetus barbatus, Gyps fulvus, Neophron percnopterus, Aquila chrysaetos, Otus scops and Bubo bubo. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (breeds), Aquila heliaca (status uncertain; probably does not breed).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include intensive grazing and poaching. Some damage may have been caused by the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia (`Other' threat).

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Giamysh. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.