A complex of seven shallow artificial lakes constructed at the bottom of the former Lake Karla.
A site of great importance for migratory and overwintering waterbirds and foraging raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering), Aquila clanga (wintering), Gallinago media (passage).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats are from agricultural intensification around the IBA, water-level fluctuations, drainage, groundwater abstraction and surface water abstraction (`Other' threats). There is a plan to build a large reservoir. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
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BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reservoirs of former lake Karla. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 15/06/2021.