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Location Turkey, Burdur
Central coordinates 29o 41.00' East  37o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 6,165 ha
Altitude 1,139 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high very 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%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  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)  
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%
Forest   27%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 5%
not utilised 95%

Protection status National High International None4,370 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Salda Gölü, 4,370 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Salda Lake. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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