Sinop Peninsula

Country/territory: Türkiye

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii (2004)
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Area: 11,330 ha

Doga Dernegi
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 favourable high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A complex of dune, lake and forest habitats situated in a broad valley. Large areas of a shallow, stream-fed brackish coastal lake are vegetated with Juncus and Phragmites. South of the lake is an extensive, seasonally flooded Fraxinus forest. Quercus and Carpinus forests surround the lake on drier ground; areas of dune have been forested with Pinus. Cattle graze the wetland.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for large numbers of wintering wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sinop Peninsula. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.