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Location Turkey, Mardin
Central coordinates 40o 48.00' East  37o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 124,400 ha
Altitude 545 m
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
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  200 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  30-35 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2006 very high not assessed low
  unset
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bismil Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2015

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