Lake Urmia [or Orumiyeh] in Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

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Reported Area

4636.0 km²

Data Provider

Department of Environment (DOE), Bureau of Habitats and Protected Areas, Iran

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

No information available


Original Name Lake Urmia [or Orumiyeh]

English Designation UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Management Category Not Applicable

Status Designated

Type of Designation International

Status Year 1976


Governance Type Not Reported

Management Authority Not Reported

Management Plan Not Reported

International Criteria Not Applicable