Amirkelayeh lake

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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1970-1977 16 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 1970-1977 2,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1977-1992 3,000-4,200 individuals A4i, B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1977-1992 165-1,300 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1970-1977 45,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1970-1977 100 individuals A1, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1970-1977 50,000-99,999 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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) 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
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)
Amirkelayeh Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,230 protected area overlaps with site 1,230
Amirkelayeh Wildlife Refuge 1,106 protected area overlaps with site 1,230


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Amirkelayeh lake. Downloaded from on 07/07/2020.