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Location Turkey, Mus
Central coordinates 41o 37.00' East  38o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 19,640 ha
Altitude 1,304 m
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
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2002  36-46 individuals  A1, B2  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

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

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) 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 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Muş Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2015

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