Lapoo - Zargmarz ab-bandans

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

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 1977 28 individuals A1
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1970-1977 5 individuals B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1977-1992 150-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis LC resident 1977 20 breeding pairs B1i
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1977 300 individuals B1i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1977 100-150 breeding pairs B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1977-1992 20,000 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)
1994 medium not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Miankaleh Peninsula, Gorgan Bay and Lapoo-Zaghmarz Ab-bandan Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 100,000 protected area overlaps with site 950


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lapoo - Zargmarz ab-bandans. Downloaded from on 03/12/2022.