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Location Turkey, Konya
Central coordinates 32o 53.00' East  38o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 10,510 ha
Altitude 925 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

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.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for a range of breeding waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii breeding  12 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Sterna nilotica breeding  317-400 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
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 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo 37 4 - 11 very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

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  
Tuz Golu OCKB Specially Protected Area 741,440 protected area contains site 10,510  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport 20%
not utilised 80%

Protection status National High International None1,150 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Bolluk Gölü, 1,150 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bolluk Lake. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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