Alaniya 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 1,300 individuals A2, A3, B3
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT resident 1999 1,000 individuals A1, A2, A3, B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 1999 4 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1999 3,000 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1999 500 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1999 3,000 breeding pairs A3
Montifringilla nivalis NR resident 1999 50 breeding pairs A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 1999 500-800 breeding pairs A3, 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 low favourable medium
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
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

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%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near 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 The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Alania National Park 54,926 is identical to site 55,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alaniya National Park. Downloaded from on 20/04/2019.