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Targimskaya intermountain


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
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus LC resident 1981-1997 3-6 breeding pairs A2, A3
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT resident 2007 3 breeding pairs A2, A3
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 2007 3 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC breeding 2007 present A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2007 2 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC resident 1981-1997 2-6 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2007 present A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 1981-1997 3-12 breeding pairs A3

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)
2007 favourable medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat poor

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
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
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other 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
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)
Uchastok bukovo-grabov.lesa v uschel'e reki Assa s podleskom iz cherniki kavkazskoj Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 12
Oblepihovaya roscha v Targimskoj kotlovine Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 0
Lesnoj massiv u s. Targim i vdol' reki Thabahro (Torgim) Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 320
Ingushsky Zakaznik (Federal) 70,000 protected area contains site 7,200
Erzi Zapovednik 5,970 protected area overlaps with site 250

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
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)
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Targimskaya intermountain. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/targimskaya-intermountain-iba-russia-(european) on 27/02/2024.