Neiriz Lakes & Kamjan Marshes

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Neiriz Lakes & Kamjan Marshes

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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  • Area: 
    108,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    29°40'N 53°30'E
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Neyriz Lakes & Kamjan Marshes. 23/06/75; Fars; 108,000 ha; 29°40'N 053°30'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. Wildlife Refuge. Two very large saline lakes in a closed, high altitude drainage basin; contiguous during very wet winters but may become completely dry in exceptionally dry years. The site embraces the extensive, permanent freshwater Kamjan marshes and supports a wide variety of breeding, staging and wintering waterbirds. Up to 50,000 flamingos may occur in winter, whilst other species include Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.) and cranes. The surrounding areas are arid steppe hills and plains, with some cultivated land in the valley. Drainage of the wetland for rice cultivation over the past few decades has greatly reduced the wetland size, resulting in its inclusion in the Montreux Record in 1990. Ramsar site no. 39. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife refuge
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