IQ008
Amedi and Sulav


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
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2009-2010 1 breeding pairs A1
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2008-2010 30 breeding pairs A3
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC resident 2007-2010 100 breeding pairs A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 2008-2010 50 breeding pairs A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 2008-2010 20 breeding pairs A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 2008 90 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)
2015 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
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities 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%) Not assessed Not assessed negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
forestry -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Amedi and Sulav. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/amedi-and-sulav-iba-iraq on 27/02/2024.