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Location Turkey, Burdur
Central coordinates 29o 58.00' East  37o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 2,426 ha
Altitude 1,053 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description A shallow, stream-fed freshwater lake situated in the north-east Tefenni plain, surrounded by arable land. Fringing vegetation is restricted to the western shore.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for wintering wildfowl.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea winter  1990  212 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  1995  4-82 individuals  A1  Endangered 
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus breeding  2001  10-15 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 30 512 - 100 favourable
Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 4 11 - 100 favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Unknown  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karatas Golu Game Reserve 4,720 protected area contains site 1,190  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
hunting 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%

Protection status National High International None1,190 ha of IBA covered by Permanent Wildlife Reserve (Karata° Gölü, 4,720 ha).

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

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