Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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32o 44.00' East 39o 6.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A shallow freshwater lake fed mainly by surface run-off, and surrounded by grassy plains and arable land. When the water-level drops, the entire lake is gradually colonized by temporary vegetationin late summer it is practically dry. Human activities include cattle-grazing.
Key Biodiversity The area is also important for wintering waterbirds. No information is available on the ornithological importance of the lake prior to drainage.