Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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42o 54.00' East 39o 2.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description An extensive upland plain c.25 km north of Lake Van (site 096) and just north of Süphan mountain. It comprises wet meadows, upland grassland and a series of freshwater lakes and large reedbeds (Phragmites). Non-irrigated arable land and pasture surround the area, and cattle and water buffalo graze the wetland. Reed-cutting is an important economic activity (`Other' land-use).