|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|
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.
|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 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|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland||100%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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 25/12/2014
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