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Ereğli Plain


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 1994 494 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 1996-1998 20-50 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter 1996 460-3,016 individuals A4i, B1i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 1989-1993 5 breeding pairs A1, B1i, B2
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC breeding 1993 300-500 breeding pairs B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 1989-1993 20 breeding pairs B2
Phoenicopterus ruber NR breeding 1989-1993 300 breeding pairs B2
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1990 2-3 breeding pairs B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1992 253 individuals B1i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC non-breeding 1991 250 individuals B1i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1998 10-20 breeding pairs B2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 1989-1993 50 breeding pairs B2
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1991 30-50 breeding pairs B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 1990-1991 38-62 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage - 525-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC breeding 1998 15-20 breeding pairs B2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 1991-1998 20-600 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B3
Himantopus himantopus NR breeding 1989-1993 600 individuals B1i
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii LC breeding - 120-150 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 1989-1993 20 breeding pairs B2
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 1989-1993 50 breeding pairs B2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1989-1993 60 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding - 30-35 breeding pairs A1

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 high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) not assessed
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation 0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) not assessed

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive 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)
Konya Akgöl Ereğli Marshes Nature Protect Area 0 is identical to site 6,787
Eregli Sazligi SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 37,000 protected area contained by site 37,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
military -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ereğli Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/04/2020.