Karaburun and İldir Strait Islands 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
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU non-breeding 1996 850 individuals A4ii, B1ii
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC breeding 2001 23 breeding pairs A1, B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2001 20-30 breeding pairs A1
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 1996 rare A3
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding 1996 rare A3
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala LC breeding 1996 abundant A3
Rüppell's Warbler Sylvia ruppeli LC breeding 1996 abundant A3
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans LC breeding 1996 rare A3
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi LC breeding - rare A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1996 abundant A3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding 1996 rare A3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1996 abundant A3

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.

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IBA Monitoring

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

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) 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
Shrubland Scrub 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ildir Korfezi Adalari GR Game Reserve 670 protected area contained by site 670
Ildir Korfezi Adalari SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 957 protected area contained by site 957


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Sea Open Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karaburun and İldir Strait Islands. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020.