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Location Turkey
Central coordinates 44o 31.00' East  39o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 65,130 ha
Altitude 800 - 1,200m
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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris breeding  1999  1-2 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1999  45 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus winter  1999  15-20 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  2001  13-20 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius passage  2 individuals  A1  Critically Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

1999 high favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Microcarbo pygmaeus Pygmy Cormorant 44 44 adults only 100 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)  
Aras ve Karasu Taskinlari UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  36%
Grassland   35%
Savanna   25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: İğdır Plain. Downloaded from on 10/10/2015

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