Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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32o 55.00' East 39o 39.00' North
1,200 - 1,521m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A small remnant of forest situated on the northern side of Kuyrukçu mountain, 30 km south of Ankara. The higher areas are cut by steep valleys and dry riverbeds. Pinus and Quercus cover 1,248 ha, the remainder is more open with low vegetation. The entire forest is fenced off to prevent grazing, and a small section is used for recreational purposes. No forestry activities are carried out although some reforestation has taken place on the south-western slopes.
Key Biodiversity The area is important for breeding raptors.