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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 

IBA Monitoring

2006 low not assessed low
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Murat Mountain. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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