IR056
Mooteh Protected Area


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 1977 1 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Moteh Protected Area 200,000 is identical to site 200,000
Mooteh Wildlife Refuge 200,879 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mooteh Protected Area. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mooteh-protected-area-iba-iran-islamic-republic-of on 28/02/2024.