Ghara Gheshlaq No-Hunting Area

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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1987-1992 3,280 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1987-1992 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 1977 10-20 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1987-1992 2,700 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1977 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1977-1992 20,000 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ghara Gheslaq Marshes No Hunting Area 400 is identical to site 400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ghara Gheshlaq No-Hunting Area. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.