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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

2015 high not assessed negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Pollution excess energy - thermal pollution likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Unknown  Unknown  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


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

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