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Location Turkey, Icel
Central coordinates 33o 23.00' East  36o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 2,102 ha
Altitude 0 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description Two small islands near Aydýncýk on the Mediterranean coast. The larger is up to 30 m high and has steep barren cliffs on the eastern and western sides, whilst the northern and southern sides are gently sloping and vegetated. The smaller island is up to 5 m high and is fully vegetated.

Key Biodiversity In 1996 only 6 pairs of Larus audouinii bred on the small island, possibly as a result of increasing numbers of breeding Larus cachinnans.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii breeding  20-30 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2012 medium not assessed low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) 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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
İncekum Nature Park 27 protected area contained by site 27  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
not utilised 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Aydıncık and Ovacık Coast. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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