Haur Lafta

Country/territory: Iraq

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2 (1994)
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Area: 20,000 ha

Protection status:

Nature Iraq
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed negligible
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Site description
An isolated haur c.5 km north of the River Euphrates and c.80 km west-north-west of Nasiriya, fed by floodwater from the Euphrates.

Key biodiversity
The site was listed as a wetland of international importance by Carp (1980), and was considered by Scott and Carp (1982) to be possibly of great importance for wintering waterbirds, but there is no specific ornithological information available.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Lafta. Downloaded from on 19/12/2018.