|Central coordinates||45o 30.00' East 31o 21.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4iii, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information The site was listed as a wetland of international importance by Carp (1980), and was considered by Scott and Carp (1982) to be possibly of great importance for wintering waterbirds, but there is no specific ornithological information available.
Site description An isolated haur c.5 km north of the River Euphrates and c.80 km west-north-west of Nasiriya, fed by floodwater from the Euphrates.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||1997||present [units unknown]||-||B1i, B2||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1979||20,000 individuals||poor||A4iii|
|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. The site may have suffered major habitat degradation or destruction following the decline in the flow of the Euphrates since the 1970s (see site 039) but there is no other information on current threats and no conservation measures are known to have been proposed.
References Carp (1980), Georg and Savage (1970a), Scott and Carp (1982).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Lafta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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