|IBA Code (BirdLife Data Zone)||AM002|
|IBA Criteria||A1, B2|
|EMERALD Network||Not included|
|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).
Trigger species. Caucasian Grouse (Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi)
Protection status. National - None. International - None.