IQ064
Dalmaj Marsh


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

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 2011 4 individuals A1
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 2013 9 individuals A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 2011 14 individuals A1
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 2005-2010 700 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter 2007-2010 135-2,780 individuals A1, A4i
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 2005-2010 100 breeding pairs A3
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 2005-2013 250,000 individuals A4i
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU breeding 2005-2010 present A3
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU winter 2011 44 individuals A1
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus LC resident 2005-2010 400 breeding pairs A3
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2005-2010 20,000-49,999 individuals A4i
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor LC resident 2005-2010 40 breeding pairs A3
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC breeding 2005 1 breeding pairs A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 2005-2010 50 breeding pairs A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC breeding 2005 1 breeding pairs A3
Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis EN breeding 2005-2010 500 breeding pairs A1, A2, A3
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis LC resident 2005-2010 50 breeding pairs A3
Iraq Babbler Argya altirostris LC resident 2005-2010 300 breeding pairs A2, A3
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus LC breeding 2005-2010 200 breeding pairs A3
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC breeding 2005-2010 1,000 breeding pairs A3, A4ii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2005-2010 500,000-999,999 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)
2013 very high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dalmaj Marsh. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.