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Location Turkey, Kastamonu
Central coordinates 32o 47.00' East  41o 43.00' North
IBA criteria B3
Area 129,800 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,746m
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
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  45-90 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2011 high unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kastamonu Azdavay Kartdağı Wildlife Development Rezerve Game Reserve 11,216 protected area contained by site 11,216  
Küre Mountain National Park 37,753 protected area contains site 37,753  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  major
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Rivers and streams  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
tourism/recreation minor
agriculture minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Küre Mountains. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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