Haur Al Hachcham and Haur Maraiba


Country/territory: Iraq

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, B2 (1994)
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Area: 8,000 ha

Protection status:

Nature Iraq
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
Two small haurs largely overgrown with reeds Phragmites, on the plains south-east of Al Hayy. The haurs are fed by the Shatt Al Gharraf.

Key biodiversity
The two haurs were listed as a wetland of international importance by Carp (1980). The area was not visited by IWRB survey teams during 1968-1979.

Non-bird biodiversity: No information available to BirdLife International.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Al Hachcham and Haur Maraiba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2019.