Uyuz Lake

Country/territory: Türkiye

IBA criteria met: A1, B2 (2004)
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Area: 1,076 ha

Doga Dernegi
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 near favourable medium negligible
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A small freshwater lake (max. depth 1.5 m) situated south of çöl lake (IBA 040), fringed by reedbeds (Phragmites) and fed by groundwater. It is surrounded by arable land, which reaches the shoreline in places. Local people harvest reed (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding waterbirds. Falco naumanni breeds just outside the IBA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uyuz Lake. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.