|Central coordinates||37o 46.00' East 41o 6.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 20m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information The area is important for cliff-nesting species.
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.
|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)|
|Coastline||Rock stacks and islets||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: intensive fishing activities around the island and the species will damage the boording night lighting.|
Management considerations The anglers cause disturbance to breeding birds, a situation exacerbated by the installation of night-time lighting.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akkuş Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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