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Location Turkey, Balikesir,Çanakkale
Central coordinates 26o 58.00' East  39o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 150,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,796m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1996  14 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi breeding  1996  850 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium not assessed low
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kazdagi National Park 21,300 protected area contained by site 21,300  
Kazdağları Abies Nature Protect Area 0 is identical to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kaz Mountains. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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