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Reservoirs of former lake Karla


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of seven shallow artificial lakes constructed at the bottom of the former Lake Karla.



Key biodiversity
A site of great importance for migratory and overwintering waterbirds and foraging raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering), Aquila clanga (wintering), Gallinago media (passage).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats are from agricultural intensification around the IBA, water-level fluctuations, drainage, groundwater abstraction and surface water abstraction (`Other' threats). There is a plan to build a large reservoir. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reservoirs of former lake Karla. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2020.