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Location Turkey, Istanbul
Central coordinates 29o 30.00' East  41o 10.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B3
Area 4,807 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description A complex of four small islands at the entrance to ªile harbour, a holiday resort on the Black Sea coast, east of Ýstanbul. The islands are sparsely vegetated with low grass and scrub vegetation on the higher parts.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1995  175 breeding pairs  B1i, B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sile Adalari SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 5 protected area contained by site 5  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Protection status National High International None5 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (ªile Adalarý, 5 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Şile Coast. Downloaded from on 03/05/2015

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