Ismailly area

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2000)
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Area: 5,778 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 low unfavourable medium
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Site description
The reserve lies on the southern slope of the Great Caucasus. Broadleaved forest (Fagus, Carpinus, Quercus, etc.) predominates, with only 227 ha of subalpine meadows. All land-uses are prohibited.

Key biodiversity
Over 100 species typical of upland forests have been recorded. Breeding birds include raptors, Coracias garrulus and woodpeckers, Dryocopus martius being rare.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ismailly area. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.