Akkuş Island

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: B3 (2004)
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Area: 1,183 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 low favourable negligible
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Site description
A small, sparsely-vegetated island situated in the Black Sea west of Ordu, less than 100 m from the shore. The IBA lies adjacent to a major freshwater outflow into the sea and has therefore become popular with anglers.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for cliff-nesting species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akkuş Island. Downloaded from on 17/10/2019.