IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2003 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wetlands of Central Kolkheti Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 33,710 protected area overlaps with site 33,710
Kolkheti ეროვნული პარკი 44,600 protected area overlaps with site 21,000
Ispani Mire Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 770 protected area contained by site 513


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Blanket bogs, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Salt marshes, Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens -
Introduced vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kolkheti. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.