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Lesser Menderes Delta
27o 17.00' East 37o 58.00' North
0 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A wetland complex comprising çakal lake (a 74-ha, 4-m-deep freshwater lake), Gebekirse lake (a 75-ha, 5-m-deep brackish lake) and marshes on the alluvial plain north of the Küçük Menderes river. The former Ceva°ir lake floods only in winter.
Protection statusNational High International None1,000 ha of IBA covered by Permanent Wildlife Reserve (Küçük Menderes Deltasý, 1,000 ha). 1,500 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Küçük Menderes Deltasý, 1,500 ha).
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