Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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43o 19.00' East 40o 36.00' North
A1, B1i, B2
2,235 - 2,366m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A small wetland situated 20 km east of Kars, adjacent to the road between Kars and Digor. To the south of the road are 15 ha of open water, with a rich submerged flora (mainly Potamogeton) and a mosaic of emergent sedge-beds. The area to the north is largely seasonal. The lake lies on a vast elevated plateau, covered largely by extensively grazed steppe-grassland.
Key Biodiversity The area is important for breeding waterbirds.