Crimean Nature Reserve

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Corncrake Crex crex LC passage 1999 250-300 individuals A1
Tawny Owl Strix aluco LC resident 1967 221 breeding pairs B3
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1999 8-12 breeding pairs B2
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 1982 5-8 breeding pairs A1, B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1999 1-2 breeding pairs A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Yaltinskiy Gorno-Lesnoy Nature Zapovednik 14,584 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Krymskyi (Crimean) Nature Zapovednik 44,175 protected area overlaps with site 0
Krymskoye Regional Zakaznik 42,957 protected area contains site 34,563
Girs'kiy karst Krimu State Zakaznik 4,316 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Crimean Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.