IQ023
Dukan Lake


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis LC resident 2008-2010 250 breeding pairs A3
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 2010 2 individuals A1
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2007-2010 240-552 individuals A4i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 2008-2010 410-630 individuals A1, A4i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 2008-2010 1,200 individuals A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 2007-2010 1,100-3,200 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 2008-2010 2,250-2,400 breeding pairs A4i
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2007-2010 3-6 breeding pairs A1
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 2009 6 breeding pairs A3
Menetries's Warbler Curruca mystacea LC breeding 2010 10 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota LC resident 2008-2010 250 breeding pairs A3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 2010 15 breeding pairs A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC resident 2008-2009 30 breeding pairs A3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 2008-2011 20 breeding pairs A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 not assessed very high negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Water-storage areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
energy production and mining -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dukan Lake. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/dukan-lake-iba-iraq on 29/02/2024.