Pombak Mt. Chain IBA

 

IBA Code (BirdLife Data Zone)  AM002
Location Lori
IBA Criteria A1, B2
EMERALD Network Not included
Area 56,675 ha
Altitude 1,551 - 3,008 m

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).

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).

Trigger species. Caucasian Grouse (Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi)

Protection status. National - None. International - None.

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