Lake Sevan and environs

Country/territory: Armenia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 154,627 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed high
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Site description
A large lake in east-central Armenia, the country's largest protected area (125,300 ha of lake and 24,800 ha of land).

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding Larus armenicus and large numbers of wintering waterfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Sevan and environs. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.