|Central coordinates||32o 44.00' East 39o 6.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||breeding||1998||20-30 individuals||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta||passage||1995||616 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Samsam Golu||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||830||protected area contained by site||830|
|Samsam Golu UOSA||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||0||unknown||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National High International None830 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Samsam Gölü, 830 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Samsam Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/01/2015
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