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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 69o 17.00' East  28o 12.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 125,000 ha
Altitude 50 - 70m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Teal Anas crecca unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great White Egret Ardea alba unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa winter  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Pratincole Glareola lactea unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis unknown  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
River Tern Sterna aurantia unknown  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
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)  
Indus Dolphin Reserve Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 125,000 is identical to site 125,000  
Indus River#1 Game Reserve 44,200 protected area contained by site 44,200  

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: Indus Dolphin Reserve and Kandhkot wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2014

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