Aras Basin

Aras Basin

Ardahan Forest

City: Ardahan

Provinces: Ardahan Merkez

Surface Area : 2500

Altitude : 1930 – 2291 m

Protection: N/A

Main Characteristics: forest, swamp


Aktas Lake

City: Ardahan

Provinces: Çildir

Surface Area : 2700

Altitude : 1798 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It is determined as one of the there regions, where ak pelikan (50 pairs) and seven regions, where tepeli pelikan (20 pairs) breeds.

Main Characteristics: salt lake


Çildir Lake

City: Ardahan

Provinces: Çildir

Surface Area : 14000

Altitude : 1962

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with angit (max. 480) and Van Lake martisi(1100 pairs reproducing in the islands, max. individual number 2400).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake


Kuyucuk Lake

City: Kars

Provinces: Arpaçay

Surface Area: 219

Altitude : 1627 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: Dikkuyruk (2 pairs).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake


Çali Lake

Surface Area: 25

Protection: N/A

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, swamp


Balik Lake

City: Kars

Provinces: Kars Merkez

Surface Area : 3400

Altitude : 2235 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with 10 pairs of dikkuyruk.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake


Dogubeyazit Reed Bed

City: Agri

Provinces: Dogubeyazit

Surface Area : 8750

Altitude : 1520 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Important numbers of (10 pairs) çayir delicesi reproduce within the region.

Main Characteristics: sweet water swamp, steppe