Akyatan Lagoon

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Akyatan Lagoon

  • Country: 
    Turkey
  • Site number: 
    943
  • Area: 
    14,700 ha
  • Designation date: 
    15-04-1998
  • Coordinates: 
    36°38'N 35°16'E
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Overview

Akyatan Lagoon. 15/04/98; Adana; 14,700 ha; 36°37'N 035°16'E. Cultural and Natural Asset; Wildlife Protection Area. A coastal lagoon surrounded by brackish marshes, sandy shores, freshwater pools, wet meadows, and dunes. Among the dunes are pits extending below sea level that fill with freshwater in the rainy season. The site provides habitat for several globally threatened species, including breeding marine turtles, and regularly supports internationally important numbers of numerous species of migrating, wintering and breeding waterbirds. Human activities include agriculture, scientific research, and an important fishery. The area has high historical and archaeological value. Ramsar site no. 943. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Adana

  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife protection area
    • primary natural site
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2008

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