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Location Turkey, Van
Central coordinates 44o 2.00' East  39o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 38,210 ha
Altitude 2,070 - 2,593m
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
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  10-15 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1989  1-5 breeding pairs  poor  B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid 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)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Grassland   major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Çaldıran Plain. Downloaded from on 30/11/2015

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