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Location Turkey, Ordu
Central coordinates 37o 46.00' East  41o 6.00' North
IBA criteria B3
Area 1,183 ha
Altitude 0 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description A small, sparsely-vegetated island situated in the Black Sea west of Ordu, less than 100 m from the shore. The IBA lies adjacent to a major freshwater outflow into the sea and has therefore become popular with anglers.

Key Biodiversity The area is important for cliff-nesting species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  90 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   60%
Sea   40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 95%
tourism/recreation 5%
fisheries/aquaculture major
Notes: intensive fishing activities around the island and the species will damage the boording night lighting.

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akkuş Island. Downloaded from on 19/04/2015

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