Murat Mountain

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2004)
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Area: 127,900 ha

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 low near favourable negligible
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Site description
An extensive mountain range comprising a high, barren, east-west running ridge. All slopes are extensively forested below 2,000 m with Pinus and Quercus. Large areas have been clear-felled and reforested˜these are intensively managed and bisected by numerous tracks. Grazing pasture is found at higher altitudes; a holiday village is located around hot springs on the northern slopes.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Murat Mountain. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.