Tersakan Lake

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2004)
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Area: 11,480 ha

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
A saline lake situated to the west of Tuz lake (site 072), fed by springs, surface run-off and drainage. Large areas of mudflat and small areas of freshwater marsh occur; otherwise the lake has virtually no fringe vegetation. Non-irrigated arable fields surround the lake, sheep graze the shores and mining takes place at the Alkim saltpans to the north.

Key biodiversity
In winter, significant numbers of wildfowl occur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tersakan Lake. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.