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Location Turkey, Hakkari
Central coordinates 44o 30.00' East  37o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iii, B2
Area 127,800 ha
Altitude 1,314 - 3,335m
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
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus breeding  10 breeding pairs  A1, B1iii, B2  Near Threatened 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  5 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

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

Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) 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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Şemdinli Valley. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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