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Location Turkey, Ankara,Konya
Central coordinates 32o 55.00' East  39o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 1,076 ha
Altitude 1,185 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description A small freshwater lake (max. depth 1.5 m) situated south of çöl lake (IBA 040), fringed by reedbeds (Phragmites) and fed by groundwater. It is surrounded by arable land, which reaches the shoreline in places. Local people harvest reed (`Other' land-use).

Key Biodiversity The area is important for breeding waterbirds. Falco naumanni breeds just outside the IBA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  1994  10 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2015 medium favourable negligible
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Uyuz Golu SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 15 protected area contained by site 15  
Uyuz Lake Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  5%
Other   95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 10%
not utilised 85%
other 5%

Protection status National High International None15 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Uyuz Gölü, 15 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Uyuz Lake. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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