Rioni river, Georgia

Site Details
Assessment Details

Site Overview

KBA status: confirmed

Rationale for qualifying as KBA: This site qualifies as a Key Biodiversity Area of international significance because it meets one or more previously established criteria and thresholds for identifying sites of biodiversity importance (including Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites, and Key Biodiversity Areas) KBA identified in the CEPF Ecosystem Profile of the Caucasus Hotspot (2003, updated 2004). Taxonomy, nomenclature and threat category follow the 2002 IUCN Red List.

Global KBA criteria:
Year of assessment: 2004
National site name: Rioni river
Central coordinates: Lat: 42.16 Long: 42.19
System: Terrestrial
Altitude (m): 12 to 100
Area of KBA (ha): 36,774
Protected area coverage (%): 2

Recommended citation

Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2022) Key Biodiversity Areas factsheet: Rioni river. Extracted from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership: BirdLife International, IUCN, American Bird Conservancy, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Global Wildlife Conservation, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society. Downloaded from on 26/05/2022.