Akyatan Wildlife Development Area Akyatan Wildlife Development Area and RAMSAR Area, situated within the boundaries of Karataş district, was declared a "Wildlife Protection and Production Area" by General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks in 1987. In 2005 it was transformed into a "Wildlife Development Area" with the decision of the Council of Ministers. Lagoon Akyatan is the largest lagoon in the city of Adana. The area offers a pleasing habitat for water birds and is covered by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, an international agreement that seeks to protect these havens from pollution and development. Bird species such as Francolin, Purple Gallinule, Thick-Knee, Marbled Teal, Snowy Plover, Vanellus Spinosus and Little Tern are among those housed here.