Zeyit - Kelif

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 2007 1-3 individuals A1
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 2007 3,786 individuals A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 2007 9,091 individuals A4i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 2007 3-35 individuals A1
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter 2007 14,385 individuals A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 2007 17-48 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2007 min 20,000 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kelif Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 103,000 protected area overlaps with site 22,227


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zeyit - Kelif. Downloaded from on 20/09/2020.