Kugurluj and Kartal lakes

Country/territory: Ukraine

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 19,200 ha

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (2000 baseline)
Lakes surrounded by arable land, in the lower valley of the River Danube near the town of Izmail.

Key biodiversity
The total number of breeding waterbirds is 30,000 pairs, with more than 70,000 individuals staging here during migration.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kugurluj and Kartal lakes. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.