EG014
Lake Nasser


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter - present A1
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter - 19,281 individuals A4i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter - 9,437 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter - 5,811 individuals A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC winter - 1,157 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
1999 high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - 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 - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wadi Allaqi UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2,380,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wadi Al Alaqi Multiple Use Management Area 3,000,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lake Nasser (Nubia) Protected Area 525,000 protected area contained by site 525,000

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Nasser. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022.