Alborz-e Markazi Protected Area

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
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius LC resident 1977 15 breeding pairs B3
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1977 1 breeding pairs B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 1977 1 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1977 2 breeding pairs B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1977 7 breeding pairs B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1977 1 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1977 uncommon B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1977 common A1, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vargin Protected Area 27,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lar National Park 29,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chahar Bagh Protected Area 6,294 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Alborz-e-Markazy Protected Area 410,790 is identical to site 410,790
Alborz-e-Markazi (Central Alborz) National Natural Monument 4,750 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
Grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alborz-e Markazi Protected Area. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.