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Location Turkey
Central coordinates 30o 9.00' East  36o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 186,400 ha
Altitude 200 - 3,086m
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
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2-5 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  1-5 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rueppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  rare  A3  Least Concern 
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea breeding  unknown  A3  Near Threatened 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 very high very unfavourable low
  Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (domestic use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  minor
Forest Mixed woodland  50%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  25%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bey Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/04/2016

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