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Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan 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 1977-1992 740-8,245 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1970-1977 154 individuals A4i, B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 1972 90 individuals A1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1977-1992 5,700-10,700 individuals A4i, B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 1977 4,200 individuals A4i, B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter 1977-1992 2,130-13,400 individuals A4i, B1i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 1970 100 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter 1987-1992 1,500-5,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1977-1992 3,500-14,400 individuals A4i, B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1977-1992 2,000-8,300 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1977-1992 4,800-14,300 individuals A4i, B1i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter 1977-1992 13,500-127,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1977-1992 14,550-104,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1977-1992 48,800-58,800 individuals A4i, B1i
Phoenicopterus ruber NR winter 1977-1992 50,000-73,430 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1970-1977 29,300 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1977-1992 750-3,427 individuals A4i, B1i
Chlamydotis undulata NR non-breeding 1974 30 individuals A1
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC winter 1970-1977 550 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC winter 1970-1977 445 individuals B1i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1977-1992 111-340 individuals B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1987-1992 3-67 individuals A1
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 1977 300 individuals A4i, B1i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1977 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1977-1992 500-777 individuals A4i, B1i
Himantopus himantopus NR passage 1977 350 individuals B1i
Himantopus himantopus NR resident 1977 35 breeding pairs B1i
Himantopus himantopus NR winter 1977-1992 220-450 individuals B1i
Charadrius alexandrinus NR passage 1977 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 1970-1977 4,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC passage 1977 6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1970-1977 800 individuals B1i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1977-1992 750-2,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 1977 6 individuals B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1977 15 individuals A1, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1977-1992 100,000-499,999 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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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
1994 high 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
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Neyriz Lakes & Kamjan Marshes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 108,000 protected area contained by site 108,000
Bakhtegan National Park 160,000 protected area contained by site 143,125
Bakhtegan Wildlife Refuge 200,404 protected area contained by site 184,695

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial - aquatic -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.