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Location Iran, Islamic Republic of, Fars
Central coordinates 53o 30.00' East  28o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 9,600 ha
Altitude 900 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description A small lake surrounded by cultivated plains, c.35 km south-south-east of Jahrom, in an intermontane basin at c.900 m in the southern Zagros Mountains. No information is available on the habitats, etc. Land ownership is public.

Key Biodiversity See box for key species. An important wintering area for Tadorna ferruginea, Oxyura leucocephala and Grus grus.

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
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea winter  1987-1992  1,800 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  1987-1992  230 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Endangered 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1987-1992  3,246 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 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: Harm lake. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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