Lake Qarun Protected Area

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter - 3,516 individuals A4i
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding - 150 breeding pairs A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 1998 1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter - 2,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1989-1990 32,665 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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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Qarun Multiple Use Management Area 135,400 is identical to site 25,000
Lake Qarun Protected Area Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 134,042 is identical to site 0

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Qarun Protected Area. Downloaded from on 24/09/2020.