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Location Turkey, Mus
Central coordinates 42o 18.00' East  39o 1.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 3,410 ha
Altitude 1,600 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description A stream-fed freshwater lake (1,680 ha) situated south of the town of Bulanýk. Extensive meadows (still hand-cut) adjoin the lake; marshes are found to the south and south-west. The lake is surrounded by hills, except in the south and east where it borders the Kazan and Tohmanik plains. Limited fishing activities take place; water is used for irrigation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea non-breeding  1980  650 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  12 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia non-breeding  2000  187 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo non-breeding  2001  20 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hacli Golu UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
water management 90%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haçlı Lake. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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