Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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28o 43.00' East 41o 4.00' North
A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
0 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A natural brackish lagoon (20 m deep) situated west of Ýstanbul on the Sea of Marmara. Fringe vegetation is confined to an area of reedbed (Phragmites) in the north of the lagoon. Unplanned buildings surround the site; the only relatively undisturbed area lies within the grounds of the nuclear energy research centre and military camp on the east shore. A motorway passes to the north.
Key Biodiversity The site holds significant numbers of wintering waterbirds.