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Location Turkey, Balikesir
Central coordinates 27o 47.00' East  40o 31.80' North
IBA criteria A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 102,700 ha
Altitude 0 - 808m
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
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan non-breeding  2000  730 individuals  medium  A4ii, B1ii  Vulnerable 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1997  50-250 breeding pairs  poor  B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae breeding  1978  18-21 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Larus cachinnans breeding  1997  500-3,000 breeding pairs  poor  B1i  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

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

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas 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 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   major
Coastline   major

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