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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 67o 47.00' East  24o 48.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 1,704 ha
Altitude 60 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Coot Fulica atra unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis unknown  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
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)  
Haleji Lake Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 1,704 is identical to site 1,704  
Haleji Lake Wildlife Sanctuary 1,704 is identical to site 1,704  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Saline lakes  -

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haleji Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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