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Location Turkey, Bitlis,Van
Central coordinates 42o 55.00' East  38o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 33,980 ha
Altitude 1,650 - 3,001m
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 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  30-50 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 medium near favourable negligible
  Habitat
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  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)  
South Shore of Lake Van Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Standing freshwater  major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: South Shore of Lake Van. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2016

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