Iori Region

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC passage 1998 90 individuals A1
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1998 8-10 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 1998 20 breeding pairs B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT non-breeding 1998 5 individuals B2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1998 8 breeding pairs B2
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 1998 18 breeding pairs A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU resident 1998 6 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1998 12 breeding pairs B2
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1998 40 breeding pairs B3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 1999 2 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1998 15 breeding pairs B2

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vashlovani ეროვნული პარკი 24,610 protected area overlaps with site 24,610
Vashlovani ნაკრძალი 8,034 protected area contained by site 8,034
Takhti-Tefa ბუნების ძეგლი 10 protected area contained by site 0
Khorugi აღკვეთილი 2,068 protected area contained by site 2,068
Iori აღკვეთილი 1,336 protected area contained by site 1,336
Chachuna აღკვეთილი 5,200 protected area contained by site 5,200


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Wooded desert and semidesert -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Desert Semidesert -
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Standing brackish and salt water -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Introduced vegetation -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
military -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Iori Region. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.