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Location Turkey, Ankara
Central coordinates 32o 55.00' East  39o 39.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 5,205 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 1,521m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beynam Ormani Protected Forest 2,100 protected area contained by site 2,100  
Beynam Ormani SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 0 protected area contains site 2,100  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 10%
forestry 5%
not utilised 85%

Protection status National High International None2,100 ha of IBA covered by Preservation Forest (Beynam Ormaný, 2,100 ha). 2,100 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Beynam Ormaný, 2,100 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beynam Forests. Downloaded from on 29/01/2015

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