Salda Lake This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Türkiye

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i (2004)
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Area: 6,224 ha

Doga Dernegi
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 unfavourable very high medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Salda Lake. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.