Javakheti Plateau

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
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius LC resident 1996 uncommon A3, B2
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 1996 rare A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1996 uncommon A1
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU passage 1996 rare A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1996 frequent A1
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1998 frequent A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU passage 1996 uncommon A1
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1998 common B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 1996 frequent A1
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1998 uncommon A1
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC breeding 1996 uncommon B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1998 2 breeding pairs B2
Radde's Accentor Prunella ocularis LC breeding 1996 uncommon 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)
Borjomi-Kharagauli ეროვნული პარკი 85,083 protected area contained by site 50,400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Javakheti Plateau. Downloaded from on 27/10/2021.