Dzheiran Ecocentre

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 2004-2006 20-62 adults A1
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU passage 2004-2006 20-40 adults A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2004-2006 30-200 adults A1
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus LC breeding 2004-2006 6-10 individuals A3
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU resident 2000-2004 4-25 individuals A3
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 2000-2004 8-50 adults A1
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 2000-2009 100-1,000 adults A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 2000-2004 500-1,000 adults A4i
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC breeding 2004-2006 10-20 individuals A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2000-2004 14 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN unknown 2000-2004 1 individuals A1
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2004-2006 100-200 individuals A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC breeding 2004-2006 50-100 individuals A3
Asian Desert Warbler Curruca nana LC breeding 2004-2006 100 individuals A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 2004-2006 200-400 individuals A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - intentional use: subsistence/sml scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dzheiran Ecocentre Breeding Reserve 5,145 protected area contained by site 16,522


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dzheiran Ecocentre. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.