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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).

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 

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  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karamık Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014

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