Kozanlı Gökgöl

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2004)
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Area: 3,139 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
The site comprises a 50 ha freshwater lake (partly covered by reedbeds (Phragmites)) and grazing-marsh between the lake and Kozanlý village, 20 km west of Kulu. The lake is fed by groundwater and a drainage channel from Samsam lake (site 061), 8 km to the north-west. A low barrier at the lake's outlet maintains an artificially high water-level; without this it would probably dry up during the summer. Human activities include cereal production and cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site is also important for several species of breeding waterbird. Up to 2,000 Phoenicopterus ruber from the Tuz lake colony (site 072) regularly feed in the marsh.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kozanlı Gökgöl. Downloaded from on 30/09/2020.