IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chukar Alectoris chukar LC breeding 1995 2,000-3,000 individuals B2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1995 8-12 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 1995 3-5 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs A1
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2

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

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Vardges 2004
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Noravank. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.