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Gunibskoye plateau


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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2007 20 breeding pairs A1
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2007 1-2 breeding pairs A1

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)
2007 low favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible 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%) favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Name Unknown, site No. 88 (Respublika Dagestan) Botanical Garden 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Local natural park Verkhniy Gunib Nature Monument 1,422 protected area contained by site 1,422
Gunibskoe plato Botanical Garden 30 protected area contained by site 30

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunibskoye plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.