Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B3 (2004)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 28,580 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 medium near favourable low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site description
A large plain enclosed by high mountains and traversed by the Nehil stream. A large permanent marsh is located in the south-east; temporary marshes and grasslands are found along the river. Large areas are subject to spring flooding. Human activities include extensive grazing and reed-cutting (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
Pre-1989 data indicate that Ardea purpurea, Circus aeruginosus, Grus grus and Otis tarda bred, and it is likely that they continue to do so.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yüksekova. Downloaded from on 15/07/2020.