|Central coordinates||30o 50.00' East 38o 26.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description A freshwater marsh comprising extensive Phragmites and Typha beds interspersed with areas of open water. The only water-supply is run-off from the surrounding hills and a number of springs. Arable fields and pasture border the marsh in the east and west; extensive poplar plantations are found to the north and north-east. Cattle graze the marshes, and reed-cutting takes place (`Other' land-use).
Key Biodiversity This site is important for breeding waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Oxyura leucocephala (thought to breed). The site was of much greater importance before water-levels were lowered.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||breeding||1996||2 breeding pairs||-||A1, B2||Endangered|
|Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida||breeding||-||40 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Karamık Marshes||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||0||is identical to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||90%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National High International None4,100 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Karamýk Gölü, 4,100 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karamık Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/03/2015
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