Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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31o 7.00' East 39o 55.00' North
A1, B1iii, B2
900 - 1,574m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description The IBA lies at the easternmost extremity of the 130 km long Sündiken mountain range, which lies on an east-west axis between the Sakarya and Porsuk plains. Extensive forests of Pinus nigra are interspersed with Quercus/Juniperus scrub, a few scattered villages and areas of open grassland. The steeper northern slopes face Sarýyar reservoir (site 045); the gently sloping south-facing valleys meet the semi-arid, intensively cultivated Central Anatolian plateau.
Key Biodiversity The IBA is important for breeding raptors.