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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

2015 high very unfavourable negligible
  Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams 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 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

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

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bismil Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2016

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