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Location Turkey, Mardin
Central coordinates 41o 29.00' East  37o 40.80' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 130,200 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,239m
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
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  40 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata breeding  1-2 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Little Swift Apus affinis breeding  10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis breeding  10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea breeding  1999  30-60 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2015 very high very unfavourable negligible
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hasankeyf Birinci Derecede Arkeolojik SIT Alanı SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 0 protected area contains site 0  

Local conservation groups The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Hasankeyf Yaşatma Girişimi 0
Batman Doğa Derneği 0


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  minor
Forest Wooded steppe  26%
Desert Semidesert  50%
Introduced vegetation   20%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dicle Valley. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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