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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 70o 50.00' East  30o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Area 6,567 ha
Altitude 139 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sind Sparrow Passer pyrrhonotus resident  2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Taunsa Barrage Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 6,576 is identical to site 6,576  
Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary 6,567 is identical to site 6,567  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  -

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: Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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