Lachin area

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA criteria met: A1 (2000)
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Area: 20,000 ha

Site description (2000 baseline)
Low mountains of Karabakh ridge and Karabakh upland. More than half the site is covered by Juniperus forests, and there is mountain steppe in the north. The main land-use is sheep-grazing.

Key biodiversity
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca, Falco naumanni, Tetrao mlokosiewiczi. Ciconia ciconia and C. nigra, at least 14 raptor species and Alectoris chukar (very common) also breed. Milvus milvus is a very rare summer visitor and Gypaetus barbatus possibly breeds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lachin area. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.