Dez dam

Country/territory: Iran, Islamic Republic of

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i (1994)
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Area: 1,500 ha

Site description (1994 baseline)
A large storage reservoir on the Dez river in the arid Zagros foothills c.15 km north-east of Dezful.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. An important site for wintering waterfowl, notably herons and egrets, Anser anser and Grus grus.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dez dam. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.