Türkmenbaba Mountain

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1iii, B2 (2004)
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Area: 53,940 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 medium not assessed low
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Site description
Situated at the northern end of the Yazýlýkaya range, between the Kütahya, Eskiþehir and Afyon plains. In contrast to its barren surroundings, the mountain is covered by extensive coniferous forests (including large old-growth stands) and meadows; deciduous forests prevail at lower altitudes. Cliffs are found in the summit area. Controlled grazing takes place, and forestry management is extensive, with small-scale selective felling.

Key biodiversity
The undisturbed and remote nature of the IBA accounts for its impressive diversity of raptors; it holds some of the highest numbers of Aegypius monachus known in Turkey.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Türkmenbaba Mountain. Downloaded from on 17/09/2019.