IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1995 4-6 breeding pairs B2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT passage 1995 500-800 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 1995 1,000-2,000 individuals B2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1995 3,000 individuals 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Arpi National Park 21,179 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Arpi Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,230 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Shakro 2003
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Amasia. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.