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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.

Key Biodiversity Important for breeding wildfowl. It is highly likely that the available information severely underestimates the importance of this IBA.

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 

IBA Monitoring

2015 low favourable negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Unknown  Unknown  Unknown  negligible 

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Haçlı Lake. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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