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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).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sarısu Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2019.