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Lesser Menderes Delta This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter - 35-160 individuals A1
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding - 10-13 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (commercial use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lesser Menderes Delta Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0
Kucuk Menderes Deltasý SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 1,500 protected area contained by site 1,500
Izmir Selcuk Gebekirse Lake Game Reserve 5,453 protected area contained by site 4,440

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lesser Menderes Delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2018.