Hamun-e-Saberi & Hamun-e-Helmand

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Hamun-e-Saberi & Hamun-e-Helmand

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    50,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    31°14'N 61°15'E
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Hamun-e-Saberi & Hamun-e-Helmand. 23/06/75; Sistan & Baluchestan; 50,000 ha; 31°20'N 061°20'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. Protected Area. Bordering Afghanistan and forming a single wetland complex with Hamun-e-Puzak, it is located in a closed drainage basin and consists of two shallow, predominantly freshwater lakes and associated wetlands. The area is important for wintering waterbirds. Bird populations may have declined due to drought and river control structures (dams). There is increasing pressure from urbanization and agricultural irrigation. Listed on the Montreux Record in 1990 because wetland water levels were critically affected by drought problems due to dam construction and water diversion schemes on the Helmand River in Afghanistan. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1992. Ramsar site no. 42. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Seistan & Baluchistan

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected area
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