|Central coordinates||46o 12.00' East 32o 5.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description Two small haurs largely overgrown with reeds Phragmites, on the plains south-east of Al Hayy. The haurs are fed by the Shatt Al Gharraf.
Key Biodiversity The two haurs were listed as a wetland of international importance by Carp (1980). The area was not visited by IWRB survey teams during 1968-1979.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information available to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis||breeding||1985||present||-||A1, A2, B2||Endangered|
|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), Georg and Savage (1970a).
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