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Location Turkey, Hakkari
Central coordinates 44o 7.00' East  37o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A3, B2
Area 125,400 ha
Altitude 1,889 - 4,135m
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 100 breeding pairs  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  20 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  20 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris abundant  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium favourable low
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Unknown  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Buzul and İkiyaka Mountains. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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