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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 70o 54.00' East  31o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 3,774 ha
Altitude 157 - 175m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis unknown  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sind Sparrow Passer pyrrhonotus resident  2004  present  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Indus Waterfowl Refuge Wildlife Sanctuary 3,774 is identical to site 3,774  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Thorn forest (tropical)  -
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  -
Shrubland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Indus Waterfowl Refuge. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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