|Central coordinates||32o 49.00' East 39o 1.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The site comprises a 50 ha freshwater lake (partly covered by reedbeds (Phragmites)) and grazing-marsh between the lake and Kozanlý village, 20 km west of Kulu. The lake is fed by groundwater and a drainage channel from Samsam lake (site 061), 8 km to the north-west. A low barrier at the lake's outlet maintains an artificially high water-level; without this it would probably dry up during the summer. Human activities include cereal production and cattle-grazing.
Key Biodiversity The site is also important for several species of breeding waterbird. Up to 2,000 Phoenicopterus ruber from the Tuz lake colony (site 072) regularly feed in the marsh.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||breeding||-||10 breeding pairs||-||A1, B2||Endangered|
|Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni||breeding||-||15 breeding pairs||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Sterna nilotica||breeding||1998||20-30 breeding pairs||-||B2||Not Recognised|
|Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida||breeding||1998||50 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kozanli Gokgol||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||650||protected area contained by site||650|
|Kozanli Gokgol UOSA||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||0||unknown||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||90%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National High International None650 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Kozanlý Gökgöl, 650 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kozanlı Gökgöl. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/01/2015
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