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Location Turkey, Ankara
Central coordinates 31o 55.00' East  40o 12.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 259 ha
Altitude 675 - 750m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description The site comprises rocky cliffs, c.100 m in height, that stretch for nearly 1 km along a narrow gorge north of Beypazarý. Orchards are found along the river.

Key Biodiversity The area is important for cliff-nesting species.

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 

IBA Monitoring

2011 high unfavourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Geological events avalanches/landslides likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Rocky areas   0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Savanna   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  90%
Savanna   minor
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 95%
agriculture 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kirmir Valley. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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