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Auda Marsh


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2017

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter 2006 18 individuals A1
Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis EN breeding 2005-2009 20 breeding pairs A1, A2
Iraq Babbler Argya altirostris LC resident 2005-2009 35 breeding pairs A2

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 negligible
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming 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
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Permanent freshwater marshes & pools, Permanent freshwater lakes -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Auda Marsh. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/11/2019.