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Location Turkey, Afyon
Central coordinates 30o 14.00' East  38o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 1,581 ha
Altitude 956 m
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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  2-3 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2006 very high very unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Duck 1 0 adults only 0 very unfavourable
Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 2 2 adults only 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Unknown  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Afyon Dinar Karakuyu Sazligi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 1,374 protected area contained by site 1,374  
Karakuyu Sazligi UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Karakuyu Marshes. Downloaded from on 08/02/2016

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