Lake Uluabat

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Lake Uluabat

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    19,900 ha
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    40°10'N 28°35'E
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Lake Uluabat. 15/04/98; Bursa; 19,900 ha; 40°10'N 028°35'E. A large nutrient-rich lake that includes four islands. Vast reedbeds with clusters of trees occur. Over 400,000 waterbirds, including the globally-threatened Pelecanus crispus winter at the site, and internationally important numbers of several species of waterbirds occur regularly. Uluabat is one of Turkey's richest wetlands in terms of aquatic plants. Human activities include fishing and agriculture. The area is of archaeological importance. Ramsar site no. 944. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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