Fereidoonkenar marshes

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1987-1992 6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1987-1992 1,700 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1987-1992 12,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1987-1992 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1987-1992 14,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter 1987-1992 80,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1987-1992 60,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1987-1992 80,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR winter 1977 7-11 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1977-1992 620-1,560 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT winter 1977-1992 5,000-16,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 1970-1977 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1987-1992 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Feridonkanar Protected Area 50 protected area contained by site 148
Fereydoon Kenar, Ezbaran & Sorkh Ruds Ab-Bandans Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5,427 protected area contains site 1,000
Fereidunkenar Wildlife Refuge 48 protected area is adjacent to site 0


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
water management -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fereidoonkenar marshes. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.