Kalmand Protected Area

Country/territory: Iran, Islamic Republic of

IBA criteria met: A1, B2 (1994)
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Area: 232,326 ha

Site description (baseline)
This desert site lies at c.900-1,200 m on the south-west edge of the Central Plateau near the city of Yazd. No detailed information is available on the habitat, etc. Land ownership is public.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. An important breeding area for Chlamydotis undulata. Other breeding species include Buteo rufinus, Aquila chrysaetos, Falco tinnunculus, Alectoris chukar, Cursorius cursor, Pterocles orientalis, Columba livia and Athene noctua. Passage migrants include Buteo buteo, Aquila nipalensis, Accipiter nisus and Asio flammeus (rare).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kalmand Protected Area. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.