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Location Turkey, Erzurum
Central coordinates 42o 5.00' East  39o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 26,170 ha
Altitude 2,219 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
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  35 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium not assessed low
  unset
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karasu Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2015

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