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 (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reservoirs of former lake Karla. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.