TR029
Yarışlı Lake


Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i (2004)
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Area: 2,621 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high unfavourable low
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Site description
A shallow, spring-fed saline lake separated from Burdur lake (site 030) by a range of hills. The water-level fluctuates greatly and in summer the lake almost entirely dries up, leaving extensive saltmarshes and mudflats. To the north and west the lake is bordered by farmland, otherwise the shores are rocky and steep in places. Small vegetated areas occur around freshwater inputs.

Key biodiversity
This site is important for wintering wildfowl.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yarışlı Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.