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Location Turkey
Central coordinates 39o 37.00' East  39o 42.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 2,371 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,157m
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
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2000  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2011 very high very unfavourable low

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Geological events avalanches/landslides happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic and urban waste water happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Wetlands (inland)   2372 2372 100 moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 40 2 adults only 5 very unfavourable
Grus grus Common Crane 16 15 adults only 94 favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Eksisu Sazligi UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 protected area contained by site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Raised bogs  major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ekşisu Marshes. Downloaded from on 26/11/2014

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