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Location Turkey, Van
Central coordinates 43o 43.00' East  38o 56.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 9,266 ha
Altitude 1,650 - 1,705m
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  1-2 breeding pairs  B2  Vulnerable 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  14-20 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus non-breeding  300-2,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1993  4-6 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus non-breeding  1984  2,000-3,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high unfavourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

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

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bendimahi Deltasi UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bendimahi Delta. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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