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Location Turkey, Eskisehir,Kutahya
Central coordinates 30o 23.00' East  39o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iii, B2
Area 53,940 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 1,826m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  5 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus breeding  22-27 breeding pairs  A1, B1iii, B2  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kutahya Merkez Turkmenbaba YHGS Wildlife Development Area 11,888 protected area contained by site 11,888  
Turkmenbaba Dagý SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 17,500 protected area overlaps with site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  100%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
forestry 95%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Türkmenbaba Mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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