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Eastern Black Sea Mountains This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius LC breeding - 100 breeding pairs A3, B2
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT breeding - 553-3,000 individuals A1, A2, A3, B2
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi LC breeding - 5 breeding pairs B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding - 5 breeding pairs B1i
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis LC winter - 7,000 individuals B1i
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT breeding - 20 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding - 25 breeding pairs B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC breeding - 20 breeding pairs B2
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT breeding - 10 breeding pairs A1, B1iii, B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding - 25 breeding pairs B2
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding - 5 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC breeding - abundant A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding - unknown A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding - unknown A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC breeding - abundant A3
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage - 10,000 individuals B1iv

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams 0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) not assessed

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Uzungol OCKB Specially Protected Area of Marine Importance (Barcelona Convention) 14,912 protected area contained by site 14,912
Trabzon-Uzungol TP Nature Park 1,625 protected area contained by site 1,625
Rize Camlihemsin Kackarlar YHGS Wildlife Development Area 4,320 protected area contained by site 4,320
Karadere UOSA Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 0 unknown 0
Kackar Daglari MP National Park 51,550 protected area contained by site 51,550
Hatila Vadisi MP National Park 16,944 protected area contained by site 16,944
Firtina Deresi UOSA Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 0 unknown 0
Erzurum Ispir Vercenik Dagi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 63,130 protected area overlaps with site 0
Artvin Yusufeli Coruh Vadisi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 23,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Artvin - Camburnu TKA Nature Protect Area 180 protected area contained by site 180
Altindere Vadisi MP National Park 4,800 protected area contained by site 4,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
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Land ownership




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern Black Sea Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2020.