Lake Sevan and environs

Country/territory: Armenia

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

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high high
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Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Sevan and environs. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.