Karun river marshes

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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1970-1977 10,050 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1977 3,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1970-1977 1,730 individuals A4i, B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 1977 590 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 1977 1,510 individuals A4i, B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter 1970-1977 400 individuals B1i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 1977 34 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1970-1977 15,300 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1970-1977 1,350 individuals A4i, B1i
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus LC winter 1977 12 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 1970-1977 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1970-1977 20,000-49,999 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karun river marshes. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.