Küçükçekmece Basin This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i (2004)
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Area: 11,715 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high unfavourable low
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Site description
A natural brackish lagoon (20 m deep) situated west of Ýstanbul on the Sea of Marmara. Fringe vegetation is confined to an area of reedbed (Phragmites) in the north of the lagoon. Unplanned buildings surround the site; the only relatively undisturbed area lies within the grounds of the nuclear energy research centre and military camp on the east shore. A motorway passes to the north.

Key biodiversity
The site holds significant numbers of wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Küçükçekmece Basin. Downloaded from on 04/12/2020.