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Location Iran, Islamic Republic of, Golestan
Central coordinates 54o 30.00' East  37o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 50 ha
Altitude 30 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description Lying c.40 km north of Gorgan, the site comprises a small freshwater lake with some emergent marsh vegetation. It is surrounded by grassy steppe and arable land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus winter  1973  36 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus passage  1977  110 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   100%
Grassland   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.

References Scott (1976a).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Incheh Borun lake and marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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