Kızılcahamam Forests

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2004)
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Area: 14,670 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high favourable medium
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Site description
A forested area situated at the northern edge of the barren Central Anatolian plateau, dominated by Pinus nigra with P. sylvestris at higher altitudes. Pasture and scrub (mainly Quercus) occur throughout. The forests are extensively managed except within the National Park, which attracts large numbers of visitors from Ankara.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for a number of species of raptor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kızılcahamam Forests. Downloaded from on 12/07/2020.