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Location Turkey, Mugla
Central coordinates 29o 37.00' East  36o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B1i, B2
Area 33,350 ha
Altitude 600 - 3,024m
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
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2001  2-3 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea breeding  2001  20-30 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2006 low favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Girdev Lake and Akdağlar Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 33,350  
Saklikent MP National Park 1,643 protected area contained by site 1,643  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Girdev Lake and Akdağlar. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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