The Ministry of Environment and Forestry, on behalf of the government of the Turkish Republic, has designated three new Wetlands of International Importance. Of two new sites on the Central Anatolian plateau, Kizören Obrouk an archaeological restricted area, is a good example of an Anatolian “obrouk”, a deep freshwater (groundwater) lake formed in a karstic depression. Also in the Konya district of Central Anatolia, Meke Maar comprises a caldera and crater lake in a volcanic mass with typically acidic water that permits no aquatic life in or near it. on the southern coast, Yumurtalik Lagoons comprises the whole of the alluvial delta formed by several rivers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, with a broad array of freshwater and coastal habitat types. Turkey now has 12 Wetlands of International Importance, covering an area of 179,482 hectares.
Further details on all three of these interesting new Ramsar sites can be seen on the website of the Ramsar Convention.
Source: Website of the Ramsar Convention
Updated on 5/22/2006 4:17:10 PM.