Ibn Najm

Country/territory: Iraq

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4i (2014)
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Area: 4,000 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 summary
2014 updates. This area was once a true marsh habitat which harbored a considerable diversity of birds including threatened and endemic species as well as quite large numbers of wintering waterfowl, waders and raptors. This site contains the last remnants of the historical Hor Ibn-Najm but this historic marsh has sadly been slowly eradicated as more and more of the area has been used for agriculture and human habitation.

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: Ibn Najm. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.