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Location Turkey, Çanakkale,Edirne
Central coordinates 26o 50.00' East  40o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 41,680 ha
Altitude 0 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus winter  1986  25 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1986  180 individuals  poor  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1989  75-100 breeding pairs  poor  B1i, B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 medium near favourable negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Saroz Bay Specially Protected Area 0 is identical to site 0  
Saroz Korfezi Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   48%
Wetlands (inland)   5%
Grassland   47%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Saros Bay. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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