Işıklı Lake

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2004)
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Area: 9,725 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 medium near favourable low
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Site description
Situated at the head of the Büyük Menderes river south of Akdað (IBA 019), this freshwater lake (max. depth 7 m) is fed by streams and springs. The lake stores irrigation water for the surrounding agricultural plains, and high water-levels mean that marsh vegetation is only present where the Kufi channel deposits silt into the lake. The IBA includes Gökgöl marshes (including a max. 300 ha lake) 3 km east of Iþýklý Gölü.

Key biodiversity
This site is important for breeding waterbirds and large numbers of wintering wildfowl. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (seen throughout the year).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Işıklı Lake. Downloaded from on 27/09/2020.