Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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30o 51.00' East 38o 3.00' North
A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A large, nutrient-poor stream- and spring-fed lake of tectonic origin (max. depth 13 m); the northern part is shallower than the southern part. The northern and eastern shores support fringing reedbeds (Phragmites) and are bordered by arable land; elsewhere hills and mountains surround the lake. Lake water is used for irrigation and to provide drinking water for nearby towns.
Key Biodiversity The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.