Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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31o 16.00' East 39o 19.00' North
875 - 909m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description Situated 30 km south-west of Sivrihisar, the southern border is formed by the Aliken stream. The higher parts of this plateau are barren and agriculture is non-intensive (with land being utilized in alternate years). In a typical year 50% of the area supports rain-fed wheat and barley fields, 40% is fallow and 10% uncultivated rocky steppe. Human disturbance is minimal. In contrast, the c.1 km wide strip of land adjoining the Aliken stream is more intensively farmed.