Sarıyar Reservoir

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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 2002 51 individuals B1i, B2
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter - 1,000-3,331 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage - 3,500-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1989-1996 20 breeding pairs B2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage - 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1989-1996 120 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding - 15-20 breeding pairs B2
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter - 15-20 individuals A1
Milvus migrans NR breeding - 20-30 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage - 20,000 individuals A4iii
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1995 20,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv

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 medium near favourable 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
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sarıyer Reservior Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 0 is identical to site 0
Nallihan kuscenneti Game Reserve 425 protected area contained by site 425
Ankara Emresultan YHGS Wildlife Development Area 18,284 protected area contained by site 18,284


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Forest -
Savanna -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sarıyar Reservoir. Downloaded from on 12/06/2021.