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Location Turkey
Central coordinates 42o 22.00' East  37o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 11,740 ha
Altitude 400 - 416m
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
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus breeding  1999  20-30 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1999  100-200 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis breeding  2000  5-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 high not assessed low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (unknown use) 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  Unknown  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cizre UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cizre and Silopi. Downloaded from on 25/11/2015

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