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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 67o 30.00' East  25o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 308,773 ha
Altitude 70 - 1,004m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Coot Fulica atra unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius winter  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis unknown  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)  
Hub (Hab) Dam Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 27,000 protected area contained by site 27,000  
Kirthar National Park 308,733 is identical to site 308,733  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Desert   -
Shrubland   -

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: Kirthar National Park (including Hub Dam). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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