Rud-i-Gaz and Rud-i-Hara deltas

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
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC winter 1977 2 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1977 68 individuals A1
Haematopus ostralegus NR winter 1970-1977 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1970-1977 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1970-1977 11,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1970-1977 2,000 individuals B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC winter 1977 120 individuals B3
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1977 6 individuals A1
Sind Woodpecker Dendrocopos assimilis LC resident 1977 frequent B3
Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca LC winter 1977 common B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1970-1977 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 low 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
No known threats no known threats happening now 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)
Hara-e Roud-e Gaz Protected Area 16,914 is identical to site 0
Deltas of Rud-e-Gaz & Rud-e-Hara Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 15,000 protected area overlaps with site 15,000


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 -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rud-i-Gaz and Rud-i-Hara deltas. Downloaded from on 28/01/2022.