IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
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

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA 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 listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Shakro 2003
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Amasia. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.