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Location Iran, Islamic Republic of, North Khorasan
Central coordinates 57o 50.00' East  37o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 1,100 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description Cultivated upland plains (cereals and sugar beet) at c.1,100 m in the vicinity of Hosseynabad village, 5–15 km west of Shirvan. Land ownership is public and private. Livestock grazing occurs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  1972-1974  53-100 individuals  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   major

Land use

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

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

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

References Adhami (1972b), Kharom (1976), Mansoori and Fotoohi (1974).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shirvan area. Downloaded from on 25/10/2014

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