If the planned Tuzluca Dam is constructed in Aras Valley, the area in which 249 bird species live, feed and breed will submerge. If the Tuzluca dam is constructed in the Aras Valley, the feeding, breeding and wintering areas for at least 264 bird species and 109 mammal, reptile and amphibian species will be destroyed. This includes 34 vertebrate animal species threatened or near threatened with extinction. Half of all vertebrate land animal species in Turkey has been recorded here. Birds ringed (banded) and satellite-tracked at this wetland by KuzeyDoğa Association were recorded to migrate to and from three continents and dozens of countries, including Cyprus, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hungary, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and Zambia.