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Location Turkey, Sivas
Central coordinates 39o 13.00' East  39o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A3, B2
Area 551,500 ha
Altitude 850 - 3,462m
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
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius breeding  80 breeding pairs  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  20-30 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  10-20 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  100 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) 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 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Munzur Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2015

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