Sarısu Plain

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B2 (2004)
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Area: 4,245 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
An extensive upland plain c.25 km north of Lake Van (site 096) and just north of Süphan mountain. It comprises wet meadows, upland grassland and a series of freshwater lakes and large reedbeds (Phragmites). Non-irrigated arable land and pasture surround the area, and cattle and water buffalo graze the wetland. Reed-cutting is an important economic activity (`Other' land-use).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sarısu Plain. Downloaded from on 11/07/2020.