Haur Al Shubaicha

Country/territory: Iraq

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (1994)
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Area: 75,000 ha

Nature Iraq
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed negligible
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Site description
The site is shown on maps as an extensive marsh, fed by rivers from the north, lying c.40 km north of the Tigris and c.85 km east of Baghdad. No further information is available.

Key biodiversity
The site appears never to have been visited by an ornithologist, though it was considered by Scott and Carp (1982) to be possibly of great importance for wintering waterbirds.

Non-bird biodiversity: No information available to BirdLife International.

Information compiled by D. J. Brooks, reviewed by Dr Khalid Y. Al-Dabbagh and Dr Hanna Y. Siman.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Al Shubaicha. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2022.