Gekchai Bozdag mountains

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1988-1991 12-15 breeding pairs B2
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 1996 6-7 breeding pairs A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU resident 1996 2-4 breeding pairs A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Turyanchay State Nature Reserve State Nature Reserve 22,488 protected area overlaps with site 5,000

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
info avialable at AOS 2002
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gekchai Bozdag mountains. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.