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Location Turkey, Bitlis
Central coordinates 43o 9.00' East  38o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 14,100 ha
Altitude 1,650 - 1,741m
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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  2-4 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  31-35 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

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

Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) 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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Van Lake Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kavuştuk Peninsula. Downloaded from on 06/10/2015

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