|Central coordinates||32o 53.00' East 38o 25.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2, B3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information The site is important for a range of breeding waterbirds.
Site description A highly saline lake located west of Tuz lake (site 072) and surrounded by arid hills and dry steppe-grasslands. The lake is fed by surface flow with additional inputs from sulphurous springs in the north and a channel that brings drainage water from Konya city. Economic activities include salt extraction.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||non-breeding||-||310-450 individuals||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia||passage||1994||400 individuals||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia||breeding||1998||45 breeding pairs||-||B1i, B2||Least Concern|
|Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii||breeding||-||12 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Slender-billed Gull Larus genei||breeding||-||840-1,250 breeding pairs||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus||breeding||-||1,905-2,250 breeding pairs||-||B3||Least Concern|
|Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica||breeding||-||317-400 breeding pairs||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Bolluk Gölü||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||1,150||protected area contained by site||1,150|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing brackish and salt water||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The nutrient-rich inflow from the Konya drain is causing the salt-tolerant vegetation at the southern end of the lake to be replaced by freshwater marsh vegetation. The lake's hydrology is managed to suit industrial needs, and this, along with possible pollution from industrial processes, may have a negative effect on the lake's ecology.
Protection status National High International None1,150 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Bolluk Gölü, 1,150 ha).
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