Sodalıgöl (Arın Lake)

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2 (2004)
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Area: 4,387 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
A shallow, spring-fed saline lake separated from Lake Van (site 096) by an alluvial ridge. There is no outlet and up to 50% of the lake dries out during summer. Some marshland is present at the fringes where freshwater occurs. Low hills and non-irrigated arable land surround the lake. Limited stock-grazing occurs along the shoreline.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sodalıgöl (Arın Lake). Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.