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Location Turkey, Afyon,Denizli
Central coordinates 29o 58.00' East  38o 18.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 52,230 ha
Altitude 820 - 2,446m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)



Site description A high mountain adjoining Iþýklý lake (IBA 020). A gorge bisects it in a north-south direction, with high cliffs on either side and steep forested valleys to the north. The flatter ground above the valleys supports coniferous forest. Forestry activities take place in accessible areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  4 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus breeding  4 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Afyon Sandikli Akdag YHGS Wildlife Development Area 14,894 protected area contained by site 14,894  
Afyon Sandıklı Akdağ Wildlife Development Area Game Reserve 14,894 protected area contained by site 14,894  
Afyon-Akdag TP Nature Park 14,916 protected area contained by site 14,916  
Denizli Çivril Akdağ Wildlife Development Area Game Reserve 15,753 protected area contained by site 15,753  
Denizli Civril Akdag YHGS Wildlife Development Area 15,753 protected area contained by site 15,753  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  95%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 50%
agriculture 10%
not utilised 40%

Protection status National High International None42,394 ha of IBA covered by Permanent Wildlife Reserve (Akdað, 42,394 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akdağ - Çivril. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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