Karamık Marshes

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2004)
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Area: 9,335 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 medium unfavourable low
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Site description
A freshwater marsh comprising extensive Phragmites and Typha beds interspersed with areas of open water. The only water-supply is run-off from the surrounding hills and a number of springs. Arable fields and pasture border the marsh in the east and west; extensive poplar plantations are found to the north and north-east. Cattle graze the marshes, and reed-cutting takes place (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
This site is important for breeding waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Oxyura leucocephala (thought to breed). The site was of much greater importance before water-levels were lowered.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karamık Marshes. Downloaded from on 21/09/2019.