Bamou National Park

Country/territory: Iran, Islamic Republic of

IBA criteria met: B2 (1994)
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Area: 48,678 ha

Site description (1994 baseline)
A rugged area of the Zagros Mountains (c.1,500 m to 2,655 m) immediately north-east of the city of Shiraz. The massif has spectacular cliffs and crags and is surrounded by broad steppic outwash plains. The dominant vegetation throughout is Artemisia steppe.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. The breeding avifauna is typical of the rather barren steppic mountain ranges of the southern Zagros. Other notable breeding species include Apus affinis, Melanocorypha bimaculata and Scotocerca inquieta. At least 54 species have been recorded in the reserve.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Panthera pardus (rare), Gazella subgutturosa (rare), Capra hircus aegagrus (rare) and Ovis ammon (rare).

Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bamou National Park. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.