Salda Lake This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i (2004)
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Area: 6,224 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 unfavourable medium
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Site description
A slightly saline, stream- and spring-fed lake (max. depth 184 m) of tectonic origin surrounded by forested hills, rocky terrain and alluvial plains. There are several sandbanks and limited fringe vegetation. Hotels, restaurants and campsites are present on the southern and south-western shores.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salda Lake. Downloaded from on 17/03/2018.