|Location||Iraq, Dhi Qar,Wasit|
|Central coordinates||46o 0.00' East 31o 57.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i, B2|
|Altitude||12 - 26m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information The area has only received one documented survey in recent years, in January 1979 (Scott and Carp 1982).
Site description A series of small ponds and seasonal wetlands along the 125+ km of the Shatt Al Gharraf waterway between Kut and Shatra, from 32°30'N 45°50'E to 31°25'N 46°10'E.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||1997||-||poor||A1, B1i, B2||Vulnerable|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||winter||1985||6 individuals||poor||B2||Vulnerable|
|Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus||winter||1979||177 individuals||poor||B1i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information available to BirdLife International.
Management considerations No conservation measures are known to have been taken. There is no information on the current status of the site, but the ‘Third River’ canal passes through this area and may pose a threat through facilitating the expansion of irrigated cultivation and attendant drainage schemes. No conservation measures are known to have been proposed.
References Savage (1968), Scott and Carp (1982).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shatt Al Gharraf. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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