IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU winter 2009-2015 836 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR passage 2009-2015 1-20 individuals A1, B2
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT passage 2009-2015 3,700 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 2009-2015 frequent A1
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 2003 74,625 individuals A4iv, 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

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 Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mtirala ეროვნული პარკი 15,806 protected area overlaps with site 0
Machakhela ეროვნული პარკი 8,733 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Batumi. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.