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Location Turkey
Central coordinates 29o 49.00' East  36o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 49,210 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 2,465m
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
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea non-breeding  200 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi breeding  600-800 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

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)  
Antalya Kas Kibris Cayi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 3,558 protected area contained by site 3,558  
Antalya-Ciglikara TKA Nature Protect Area 15,889 unknown 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Çığlıkara Forests (and Avlan Lake). Downloaded from on 11/02/2016

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