Country/territory: Iraq

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2017)
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Area: 607 ha

Protection status:

Nature Iraq
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 very high not assessed negligible
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Site description
This is an agricultural area dominated by foothills and Baranan Mountain ridge that runs roughly east-west and includes the Hazarmerd Cave archaeological site

Key biodiversity
Additional Important Bird Observations: During the surveys, 34 species were recorded. Additionally the site also held four breeding Irano-Turanian and two breeding Mediterranean biome-restricted species but these did not trigger inclusion under criterion A3. European Roller Coracias garrulous (Near Threatened) was also breeding.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hazarmerd. Downloaded from on 21/01/2020.