Shuweicha Marsh

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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1954-1955 1,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1973-1979 169-325 individuals A4i, B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 1968-1973 70 individuals A1, B2
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter 1973-1979 643-1,280 individuals A4i, B1i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 1958 100 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter 1958 500 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1968-1979 1,299-2,700 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1968-1979 2,568-6,600 individuals A4i, B1i
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 1917 frequent B2
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC non-breeding 1985 2 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1973 377 individuals A4i, B1i
Charadrius alexandrinus NR winter 1973 724 individuals B1i
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR passage 1914-1918 abundant A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus NT winter 1973 160-645 individuals A4i, B1i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 1968-1979 3 individuals B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1968-1979 8,800-20,250 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial - terrestrial -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shuweicha Marsh. Downloaded from on 15/12/2018.