|Central coordinates||30o 23.00' East 39o 25.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1iii, B2|
|Altitude||1,200 - 1,826m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information The undisturbed and remote nature of the IBA accounts for its impressive diversity of raptors; it holds some of the highest numbers of Aegypius monachus known in Turkey.
Site description Situated at the northern end of the Yazýlýkaya range, between the Kütahya, Eskiþehir and Afyon plains. In contrast to its barren surroundings, the mountain is covered by extensive coniferous forests (including large old-growth stands) and meadows; deciduous forests prevail at lower altitudes. Cliffs are found in the summit area. Controlled grazing takes place, and forestry management is extensive, with small-scale selective felling.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||-||5-10 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus||breeding||-||22-27 breeding pairs||-||A1, B1iii, B2||Near Threatened|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||breeding||-||2 breeding pairs||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus||breeding||-||5 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Turkmenbaba Dagý||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||17,500||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland||100%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Forestry workers can cause disturbance to breeding raptors; forest tracks have been opened throughout the IBA. Forestry activities should take account of the distribution of breeding raptors (leaving an unmanaged buffer zone around each breeding valley), and old pine trees should not be felled.
Protection status National Partial International None5,000 ha of IBA covered by Permanent Wildlife Reserve (Türkmenbaba Daðý, 5,000 ha). IBA also overlaps with SÝT (Türkmenbaba Daðý).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Türkmenbaba Mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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