Pombak mountain chain

Country/territory: Armenia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, B2 (2000)
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Area: 56,675 ha

Site description
Pombak chain is one of the largest mountain ranges in the central part of northern Armenia, extending for 65 km from the north-west to south-east and evolving two ridges split by the Marmareek river. The mountain range has clearly defined landscape zones; mountain steppe, and subalpine and alpine meadows interspersed with mosaics of woodlands covering steep, north-facing slopes.

Key biodiversity
Tetrao mlokosiewiczi is confined to the edge of the snow-line in the upper edges of the forest and in the subalpine and alpine meadows. The following species of special concern are also present: Gypaetus barbatus, Gyps fulvus, Accipiter gentilis, Aquila pomarina, A. clanga, A. chrysaetos, Prunella ocularis and Phoenicurus erythrogaster (current status uncertain).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pombak mountain chain. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.