Bolluk Lake

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (2004)
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Area: 10,510 ha

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
A highly saline lake located west of Tuz lake (site 072) and surrounded by arid hills and dry steppe-grasslands. The lake is fed by surface flow with additional inputs from sulphurous springs in the north and a channel that brings drainage water from Konya city. Economic activities include salt extraction.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for a range of breeding waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bolluk Lake. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.