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Location Turkey, Afyon
Central coordinates 30o 50.00' East  38o 26.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 9,335 ha
Altitude 1,002 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 

IBA Monitoring

1999 very high favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Duck 3 3 adults only 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  Unknown  Unknown  low 

Protected areas

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Karamık Marshes. Downloaded from on 08/02/2016

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