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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

2006 medium not assessed low
  unset
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Murat Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2015

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