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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT resident 1993 frequent A1, B1i, B2
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1990-1991 36-69 individuals A1, B1i, B2
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea LC winter 1990-1991 278-366 individuals B1i
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 1990-1991 319-340 individuals B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC winter 1990-1991 185-276 individuals B1i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 1990-1991 18-24 individuals A1, B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 1993 uncommon B2

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)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Not assessed low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Al-Ha’ir Wetland محمية 12,353 protected area contained by site 500


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Al-Ha'ir. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023.