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Location Turkey, Sivas
Central coordinates 37o 0.00' East  39o 26.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 12,820 ha
Altitude 1,382 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  10-12 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2011 very high not assessed negligible
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Savanna   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable

Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 12 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ulaş Lake Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  minor
Savanna   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
urban/industrial/transport major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulaş Lakes. Downloaded from on 10/10/2015

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