Kosobo-Kelebski reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus LC breeding 2004-2006 150-200 breeding pairs A2, A3
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT resident 2004-2006 80 breeding pairs A1, A2, A3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2004-2006 1,000 individuals B1i
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 2004-2007 3-6 breeding pairs B2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2004-2006 10 breeding pairs A1
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2004-2006 25 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC resident 2004-2006 50 breeding pairs A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC breeding 2004-2006 10 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 medium near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Tetraogallus caucasicus Caucasian Snowcock 150 120 breeding pairs 80 near favourable
Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi Caucasian Grouse 80 80 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aegypius monachus Cinereous Vulture 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Coracias garrulus European Roller 10 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kosobsko-Kelebskiy Zakaznik 107,600 protected area overlaps with site 107,600
Charodinskiy Zakaznik 85,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bezhtinskiy Zakaznik 41,300 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kosobo-Kelebski reserve. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.