RU1405
Ravine of Eshkakon river


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 2006 1 breeding pairs A2, A3
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT breeding 2006 1 breeding pairs A2, A3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2006 300 unknown A1
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 2006 2-4 breeding pairs B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2006 6-8 breeding pairs A1

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 high unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Skaly Teshik-Tash Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Khasautskiy Zakaznik 18,600 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Mesophile grasslands, Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
hunting -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ravine of Eshkakon river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.