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Location Iran, Islamic Republic of, Fars
Central coordinates 52o 20.00' East  30o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 4,500 ha
Altitude 1,800 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description Dorudsan Dam maintains a large storage reservoir in a broad valley on the Kur river, at c.1,800 m in the southern Zagros Mountains c.70 km north-north-west north of Shiraz. No information is available on the habitats, etc.

Key Biodiversity See box for key species. An important wintering area for ducks.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  1970-1977  10,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus winter  1987-1992  62-1,200 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1970-1977  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   minor
Artificial - aquatic   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management major

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dorudsan dam. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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