Wakhan National Park, Afghanistan

Site Details
Assessment Details

Site Overview


KBA status: confirmed

Rationale for qualifying as KBA: This site qualifies as a Key Biodiversity Area of international significance that meets the thresholds for at least one criterion described in the Global Standard for the Identification of KBAs. KBA identified in the CEPF Ecosystem Profile of the Mountains of Central Asia Hotspot (2017). Taxonomy, nomenclature and threat category follow the 2016 IUCN Red List.

Global KBA criteria: A1b
Year of assessment: 2017
National site name: Wakhan National Park
Central coordinates: Lat: 37.06 Long: 73.35
System: Terrestrial
Altitude (m): 0 to 0
Area of KBA (ha): 1,091,090
Protected area coverage (%): 99

Recommended citation


Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2022) Key Biodiversity Areas factsheet: Wakhan National Park. Extracted from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership: BirdLife International, IUCN, American Bird Conservancy, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Re:wild, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society. Downloaded from http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/ on 30/11/2022.