|Central coordinates||29o 41.00' East 37o 33.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description A slightly saline, stream- and spring-fed lake (max. depth 184 m) of tectonic origin surrounded by forested hills, rocky terrain and alluvial plains. There are several sandbanks and limited fringe vegetation. Hotels, restaurants and campsites are present on the southern and south-western shores.
Key Biodiversity The site is important for wintering wildfowl.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||winter||1993||40-128 individuals||-||A1, B1i||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Salda Golu||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||4,370||protected area contained by site||4,370|
|Salda Lake||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||0||is identical to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing brackish and salt water||73%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National High International None4,370 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Salda Gölü, 4,370 ha).
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