Foça Peninsula

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2004)
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Area: 25,410 ha

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 medium not assessed low
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Site description
A group of six uninhabited islands off Ýzmir Bay: Orak, Hayýrsýz, Fener, Ýncir, Kartdere and Metalik. There is a long pebble beach on the south shore of Orak, with cliffs of up to 80 m found on Orak, Hayýrsýz and Kartdere. Herbaceous plants, garrigue and maquis cover the islands. Tourism is the major economic activity, and Ýncir in particular is heavily visited. There is no human activity on the other islands.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Foça Peninsula. Downloaded from on 16/10/2021.