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Location Turkey, Agri,Mus
Central coordinates 42o 33.00' East  39o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 18,200 ha
Altitude 1,797 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2000  30-40 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2000  5-10 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high unfavourable negligible
Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  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 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Upper Murat Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2016

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