TR044
Kirmir Valley


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding - 5-10 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 near favourable medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Savanna -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kirmir Valley. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kirmir-valley-iba-turkey on 03/10/2023.