Kaftar lake

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
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1970-1977 6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1977-1992 2,000-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter 1977-1992 7,500-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1970-1977 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC passage 1977 12,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1987-1992 2,928 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1970-1992 50,000-99,999 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kaftar lake. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.