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Location Turkey, Bitlis
Central coordinates 42o 39.00' East  38o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 28,880 ha
Altitude 1,650 - 2,542m
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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris breeding  2-3 breeding pairs  B2  Vulnerable 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  1-2 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 

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
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded 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: Ziyaret Mountain and Ahlat Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2015

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