|Central coordinates||29o 30.00' East 39o 58.00' North|
|Altitude||1,250 - 2,543m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information This is an important site for breeding raptors. Sitta krueperi and Serinus pusillus are at the western limits of their range on Uludað; this is one of the few known Turkish sites for Aegolius funereus.
Site description Situated south of Bursa, this is the highest mountain in western Anatolia. Pinus predominates at lower altitudes; Abies/Fagus forest occurs between 1,500 and 2,000 m; alpine scrub and pasture prevail at higher altitudes. Limestone fields occupy the summit areas; dry montane cliff communities occur to the north of the summit ridge. Several small alpine lakes are found below these cliffs. The area is popular for winter sports.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||-||5-10 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Uludag||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||20,000||protected area contained by site||20,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||70%|
|Grassland||Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland||10%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||20%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations A new ski-resort is planned, areas of forest have been cleared for ski-slopes, and water resources at higher elevations are scarce due to hotel demand. No study of the consequences of these developments has been carried out. Uludað is affected by acid rain and industrial pollution. No grazing or forest management takes place within the National Park.
Protection status National High International None12,732 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Uludað, 12,732 ha). 20,000 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Uludað, 20,000 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uludağ. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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