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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

2015 medium favourable negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Rivers and streams  minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ziyaret Mountain and Ahlat Marshes. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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