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Location South Sudan, Unity
Central coordinates 29o 58.00' East  10o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 250,000 ha
Altitude 450 m
Year of IBA assessment 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Crowned-crane Balearica pavonina non-breeding  1983  1,750-3,500 individuals  poor  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus winter  1983  25-50 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax winter  1983  10,000-20,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1983  10,000-50,000 individuals  A4iii   

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Abiad (South Sudan). Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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