Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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32o 49.00' East 39o 1.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
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.