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KUYUCUK BIRD SANCTUARY
IS DRYING UP

Lake Kuyucuk, which houses 232 bird species, br
is in danger of drying up.

KUYUCUK GOLU

Lake Kuyucuk, 37 km from Kars city center, gets its name from Kuyucuk village of Arpaçay district. Lake Kuyucuk, which is a freshwater lake, is located on the African-Eurasian migration route. In the studies conducted by the Northern Nature Association, it was determined that 232 bird species used the area.

The area is classified as Important Bird Area (TR089) and Key Biodiversity Area (DOG025). Kuyucuk Lake was declared as Wildlife Development Area in 2005 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and it is the first RAMSAR area in Eastern Anatolia and 13th in Turkey.

This means that Lake Kuyucuk is the first and only RAMSAR area in Samsun-Adana corridor.

KUYUCUK GOLU
BIRD SANCTUARY IS DRYING UP

Lake Kuyucuk̈ is a lake fed with natural surface waters. Therefore, the melting snow waters in the spring months and the following months of precipitation should reach Lake Kuyucuk. However, existing ponds prevent surface water from reaching Kuyucuk Lake. As the temperature increases since June, the lake dries up partially, and in the middle of July it dries up completely.

WHAT WE DO

As Finish and yarininsuyu.com, we are working with Northern Nature Association to protect Kuyucuk Bird Sanctuary. We support the works mentioned above in order to prevent water from drying up of the lake.

You can support these efforts by following the Yarının Suyu Instagram page to prevent the disappearance of Kuyucuk Bird Sanctuary. Each follow-up will be donated to Northern Nature Association as a 1 TL donation.

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