|Central coordinates||46o 5.00' East 32o 28.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description Two haurs lying south of the River Tigris: Haur Umm Al Baram (32°32'N 46°07'E, 5,000 ha) is c.25 km east of Kut, whilst Haur Al Abjiya (32°25'N 46°03'E, 5,000 ha) is 20 km south-east of Kut. The two haurs are connected by the Dujaila Canal. Maps indicate that they are seasonal freshwater lakes. There is no further information.
Key Biodiversity These two haurs were listed as wetlands of international importance by Carp (1980). No specific ornithological information is available.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information available to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||1997||< 50 individuals||poor||A1, B1i, B2||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1979||20,000 individuals||poor||A4iii|
|Agricultural expansion and intensification||annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming||happening now||some of area/population (10-49%)||very rapid to severe deterioration||high|
|Little/none of site covered (<10%)||No management planning has taken place||Not assessed||negligible|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Information compiled by Dr D. A. Scott and D. J. Brooks, reviewed by Dr Khalid Y. Al-Dabbagh and Dr Hanna Y. Siman.
References Carp (1980).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Al Abjiya and Umm Al Baram. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/01/2015
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