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Location Turkey, Ankara,Bolu
Central coordinates 32o 7.00' East  40o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 37,610 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 1,983m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description Kavaklý Daðý, located 100 km north-west of Ankara, constitutes the southern extremity of the vast Köroðlu mountain range. The lower parts consist of barren hills with Quercus scrub whilst the upper slopes are covered with conifer forests.

Key Biodiversity Aegypius monachus breeds in a steep-sided south-facing valley.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus breeding  5 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium not assessed not assessed
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ankara Beypazarı Kapaklı Wildlife Development Area 0 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 25%
not utilised 75%

Protection status National High International None8,100 ha of IBA covered by Permanent Wildlife Reserve (Kavaklý, 8,200 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Köroğlu Mountains. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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