Koka dam and Lake Gelila

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1996

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding - present A1
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1969-1976 1,000 individuals A4i
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage - frequent A1
Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis EN passage 1996 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 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 -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koka dam and Lake Gelila. Downloaded from on 24/09/2020.