Amirkelayeh Lake

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Amirkelayeh Lake

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    1,230 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    37°16'N 50°12'E
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Amirkelayeh Lake. 23/06/75; Gilan; 1,230 ha; 37°17'N 050°12'E. Wildlife Refuge. A deep, freshwater lake supporting extensive reedbeds and a rich floating and submerged vegetation. The lake is fed by springs and run-off, and at times of high water level drains into the Caspian Sea. The area is important for several species of wintering waterbirds, mostly Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.). Past human activities have included intensive duck hunting, which is now banned. Ramsar site no. 47. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife refuge
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