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Part of the largest delta on the Turkish Black Sea coast, the majority of which is now under agriculture. The IBA comprises the largest remaining wetlandthe Simenlik-Akgöl lake complexa 1,900-ha area in the eastern part of the delta of which 200 ha is open water (max. depth 3 m), and the remainder is reed Phragmites and marsh vegetation. Also included are dunes and Cladium fen communities. Reed-cutting takes place (`Other' land-use).
The site is important for breeding waterbirds and congregations of wintering wildfowl. The majority of the latter are forced to spend the day at sea as a result of human disturbance, returning to feed in the delta at night. No information is available on the natural importance of the delta prior to large-scale drainage.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yeşilırmak Delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.