Khosrov Reserve

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 1993-1997 2-3 breeding pairs A3, B2
Chukar Alectoris chukar LC breeding 1993-1997 300 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops LC breeding 1993-1997 50-60 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1993-1997 7-10 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 1993-1997 4-5 breeding pairs B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 1993-1997 3 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1993-1997 5-6 breeding pairs B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1993-1997 15-20 breeding pairs B2
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 1993-1997 7-9 breeding pairs A1, B2
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster LC breeding 1993-1997 200-300 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1993-1997 present A3
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota LC resident 1993-1997 60-70 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding 1993-1997 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC breeding 1993-1997 30-35 breeding pairs B2
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1993-1997 5-7 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)
2013 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Sevan Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 490,231 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Khosrov Forest State Reserve 23,213 protected area contained by site 23,213


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Desert Semidesert -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khosrov Reserve. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.