|Central coordinates||34o 58.00' East 42o 1.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 210m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description A complex of dune, lake and forest habitats situated in a broad valley. Large areas of a shallow, stream-fed brackish coastal lake are vegetated with Juncus and Phragmites. South of the lake is an extensive, seasonally flooded Fraxinus forest. Quercus and Carpinus forests surround the lake on drier ground; areas of dune have been forested with Pinus. Cattle graze the wetland.
Key Biodiversity The area is important for large numbers of wintering wildfowl.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||winter||2002||9 individuals||-||A1||Endangered|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1995||20,266 individuals||-||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Hamsilos||Nature Park||68||protected area contained by site||68|
|Sarikum||Nature Reserve||785||protected area contained by site||935|
|Sarikum Golu||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||785||protected area contained by site||785|
|Sarıkum Lake International Important Wetland Area||Other Area||785||protected area contained by site||785|
|Sinop Bozburun YHGS||Wildlife Development Area||1,054||protected area contained by site||1,054|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||50%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Coastline||Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||90%|
Protection status National High International None785 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Sarýkum Gölü, 785 ha). 785 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Sarýkum Gölü, 785 ha).
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