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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 

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 27/04/2015

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