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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.

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

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dorudsan dam. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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