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Location Turkey, Adana,Icel,Karaman,Konya,Nigde
Central coordinates 34o 28.00' East  37o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A3, B2, B3
Area 389,000 ha
Altitude 400 - 3,544m
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
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius resident  1998  30-50 breeding pairs  good  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus resident  2-5 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  1998  5-10 breeding pairs  good  B2  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1998  15-30 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  10-20 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rueppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi breeding  abundant  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Radde's Accentor Prunella ocularis breeding  1998  10 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 very high very unfavourable low
  Habitat
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Wetlands (inland) Montane bogs, swamps and mires  0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karagol ve Cinili Gol UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  
Mersin Camliyayla Cehennemderesi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 27,385 protected area contained by site 27,385  
Mersin Tarsus Hopur Topasir YHGS Wildlife Development Area 5,984 protected area contained by site 5,984  
Mersin Tarsus Kadincik Vadisi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 8,712 protected area contained by site 8,712  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland; Grassland - secondary  major
Forest Mediterranean forest - broadleaved deciduous; Mediterranean forest - broadleaved evergreen; Mediterranean forest - native coniferous; Montane forest - mixed; Riverine forest (temperate/boreal); Wooded steppe  major
Shrubland Shrubland - maquis & garrigue; Shrubland - Mediterranean montane  minor
Wetlands (inland) Montane bogs, swamps and mires; Rivers and streams  minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bolkar Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/07/2016

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