Lake Kinneret and Kinerot

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
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC resident 1991 present B2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT winter 1991 5-8 individuals B2
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC winter 1991 1,150 individuals A4i, B1i
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea LC winter 1991 307 individuals B1i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1991 153 individuals B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1991 4,100 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC winter 1991 4,758 individuals B1i
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC non-breeding 1991 present B2

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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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yehudiyya Nature Reserve 838 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nahal Ammud Nature Reserve 740 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kefar Nahum National Park 165 protected area overlaps with site 0
Horbat minia National Park 5 protected area contained by site 0
Hamat teverya National Park 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ha-Arbel Nature Reserve 184 protected area overlaps with site 0
Betiha Nature Reserve 1,050 protected area contained by site 1,050


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kinneret and Kinerot. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.