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Location Turkey, Kutahya,Usak
Central coordinates 29o 43.00' East  38o 59.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 127,900 ha
Altitude 800 - 2,309m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description An extensive mountain range comprising a high, barren, east-west running ridge. All slopes are extensively forested below 2,000 m with Pinus and Quercus. Large areas have been clear-felled and reforested˜these are intensively managed and bisected by numerous tracks. Grazing pasture is found at higher altitudes; a holiday village is located around hot springs on the northern slopes.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus breeding  2-4 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  90%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Murat Mountain. Downloaded from on 07/03/2015

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