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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 69o 56.00' East  24o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 566,375 ha
Altitude 10 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Critically Endangered 
Sarus Crane Grus antigone unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruff Philomachus pugnax unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  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)  
Runn of Kutch Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 566,375 is identical to site 566,375  
Runn of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary 320,463 protected area contained by site 320,463  

Habitats

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

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: Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014

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