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Khouran Straits


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
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1970-1977 442 individuals B1i
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea LC winter 1970-1977 400 individuals B1i
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC resident 1976-1977 7 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1970-1977 445 individuals B1i
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC resident 1977 50 breeding pairs B1i
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC winter 1970-1977 458 individuals B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1970-1977 100-210 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris NT resident 1977 4 breeding pairs B3
Haematopus ostralegus NR winter 1970-1977 331 individuals B1i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1970-1977 5,850 individuals A4i, B1i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1970-1977 2,410 individuals A4i, B1i
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus LC winter 1970-1977 1,000 individuals B1i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1970-1977 3,000 individuals B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC resident 1977 20 breeding pairs B3
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC winter 1970-1977 940 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC winter 1970-1977 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 1970-1977 355 individuals A4i, B1i
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC winter 1977 3,000 individuals B1i
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1977 5 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN winter 1977 35 individuals B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1977 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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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)
Khuran Straits Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 100,000 protected area overlaps with site 100,000
Hara-e Khoran Protected Area 2,518 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hara UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 85,686 protected area overlaps with site 85,686
Hara Protected Area 86,581 protected area overlaps with site 85,686

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Sea -
Coastline -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khouran Straits. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2022.