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Location Turkey
Central coordinates 38o 48.00' East  38o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 10,776 ha
Altitude 821 - 845m
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
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  2000  40-60 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus breeding  2000  800-1,600 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  2000  50-150 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 low favourable low
Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Keban Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/04/2016

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