Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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30o 23.00' East 39o 25.00' North
A1, B1iii, B2
1,200 - 1,826m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
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.
Key Biodiversity 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.