Lesser Menderes Delta This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2004)
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Area: 6,706 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable low
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Site description
A wetland complex comprising çakal lake (a 74-ha, 4-m-deep freshwater lake), Gebekirse lake (a 75-ha, 5-m-deep brackish lake) and marshes on the alluvial plain north of the Küçük Menderes river. The former Ceva°ir lake floods only in winter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lesser Menderes Delta. Downloaded from on 17/03/2018.