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Location Turkey, Mardin,Urfa
Central coordinates 39o 49.00' East  36o 56.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 384,500 ha
Altitude 370 - 560m
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
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1981  800-1,000 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  45-50 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius passage  30 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Critically Endangered 
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata breeding  2001  15-25 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis breeding  150 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2011 very high not assessed negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Desert Semidesert  0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Savanna   0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Vanellus gregarius Sociable Lapwing 1000 963 adults only 97 favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tek Tek Daglari MP National Park 19,335 protected area contained by site 19,335  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  major
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  minor
Savanna   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
nature conservation and research minor
urban/industrial/transport minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ceylanpınar. Downloaded from on 04/05/2015

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