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Location Turkey, Konya
Central coordinates 32o 49.00' East  39o 1.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 3,139 ha
Altitude 925 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 

IBA Monitoring

2006 low not assessed low
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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
not utilised 70%

Protection status National High International None650 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Kozanlý Gökgöl, 650 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kozanlı Gökgöl. Downloaded from on 13/02/2016

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