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Sochinsky National Park


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 resident 1999-2001 8-10 males A2, A3
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT resident 2007 150-200 males A1, A2, A3
Corncrake Crex crex LC passage 2007 1,500-10,000 individuals A1
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2007 4-5 breeding pairs B2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC passage 2007 30-50 individuals A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC breeding 1982-2006 30-50 breeding pairs A3
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi LC resident 2007 2,000-3,000 breeding pairs A1, B2
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC winter 1978-1992 20-30 individuals A3
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata LC breeding 2007 300-500 breeding pairs A1, B2
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2003 20-30 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)
2007 medium near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) 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)
Western Caucasus World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 301,068 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vorontsovskaya peschernaya sistema Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Uschel'e Akhtsu Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tisso-samshitovaya roscha Nature Monument 437 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sochinsky National Park 193,737 protected area overlaps with site 193,737
Sochinsky Zakaznik (Federal) 48,450 protected area contained by site 0
Rododendrovyi uchastok Nature Monument 229 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nazarovskaya peschera Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lesnye kul'tury duba probkovogo Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kavkazsky Zapovednik 280,335 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kavkazskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 295,700 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dzykhrinskoe uschel'e Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Alek-Atskiy uchastok Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Agurskie vodopady Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Urban parks and gardens -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sochinsky National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.