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Location Turkey, Kutahya
Central coordinates 30o 3.00' East  39o 12.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 19,580 ha
Altitude 970 - 1,698m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)



Site description An extensive agricultural and upland area south of Kütahya, bordered to the south by the Kokar stream. Low-lying agricultural areas are in the main non-irrigated; nearly half of such areas lie fallow in each rotation. Where groundwater reaches the surface small marshy areas have developed (some have been drained in recent years). The northern parts of the IBA comprise low mountains that support extensive areas of Juniperus forest and scrub.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1997  40-50 individuals  A1, B2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
K Wildlife Development Area 19,450 protected area overlaps with site 8,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
not utilised 75%

Protection status National High International None19,200 ha of IBA covered by Permanent Wildlife Reserve (Altýntaþ Ovasý, 19,200 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Altıntaş Plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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