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Location Turkey, Artvin,Bayburt,Erzurum,Gumushane,Rize,Trabzon
Central coordinates 40o 56.00' East  40o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B1i, B1iii, B1iv, B2
Area 1,603,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 3,932m
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
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi breeding  553-3,000 individuals  A1, A2, A3, B2  Near Threatened 
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius breeding  100 breeding pairs  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Melanitta fusca breeding  5 breeding pairs  B1i  Not Recognised 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  20 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  25 breeding pairs  B2  Endangered 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  20 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus breeding  10 breeding pairs  A1, B1iii, B2  Near Threatened 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  25 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  5 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  5 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans winter  7,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  10,000 individuals  B1iv   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Altindere Vadisi MP National Park 4,800 protected area contained by site 4,800  
Artvin - Camburnu TKA Nature Protect Area 180 protected area contained by site 180  
Artvin Yusufeli Coruh Vadisi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 23,500 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Erzurum Ispir Vercenik Dagi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 63,130 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Firtina Deresi UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  
Hatila Vadisi MP National Park 16,944 protected area contained by site 16,944  
Kackar Daglari MP National Park 51,550 protected area contained by site 51,550  
Karadere UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  
Rize Camlihemsin Kackarlar YHGS Wildlife Development Area 4,320 protected area contained by site 4,320  
Trabzon-Uzungol TP Nature Park 1,625 protected area contained by site 1,625  
Uzungol OCKB Specially Protected Area 14,912 protected area contained by site 14,912  

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