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Location Turkey, Amasya
Central coordinates 35o 34.00' East  40o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 2,583 ha
Altitude 517 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description A small reservoir situated north-west of Amasya, fed by the Tersakan stream and used to irrigate 7,966 ha in the adjacent Suluova plain. There is virtually no shoreline vegetation. DSÝ operates a small fish-farm next to the dam and releases fish into the lake.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for wintering and passage waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea passage  1995  744-1,099 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea winter  1995  205-610 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  1996  4 individuals  A1  Endangered 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1999  2,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 low very unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

No known threats no known threats past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 278 602 - 100 favourable
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 2000 180 - 9 very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yedikir Baraji SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863) 817 protected area contains site 593  
Yedikir Baraji UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%

Protection status National High International None593 ha covered by Permanent Wildlife Reserve (Yedikýr Barajý, 817 ha). 593 ha covered by SÝT (Yedikýr Barajý, 817 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Yedikır Reservoir. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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