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Location Turkey, Erzurum,Mus
Central coordinates 41o 49.00' East  39o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 30,030 ha
Altitude 1,509 - 2,879m
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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2001  20 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
Melanitta fusca breeding  2001  10-15 breeding pairs  poor  B1i  Not Recognised 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  8-15 breeding pairs  B1i, B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2012 high unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Unknown  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Akdogan Golu UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 protected area contained by site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  11%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  major
Savanna   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
rangeland/pastureland major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Akdoğan Mountain. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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