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Yemen
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Summary/History
The Socotra islands support a rare endemic species, the Jouanin's Petrel (NT).

Key threats to seabirds in Yemen include:
o Oil pollution
o Overfishing and bycatch
o Conversion of coastal habitats for uses such as: agriculture, aquaculture, port/harbour expansion and urban development
o Invasive species

National priorities
o Develop conservation policies for protection of the high seas beyond the EEZ
o Better cooperation with other West Indian Ocean countries on biosecurity to tackle the threat of invasive species
o Develop, alongside neighbouring countries, a set of guidelines for the environmental impact assessment for oil and gas exploration and other developments in the coastal and marine environment
o Better enforce laws and develop procedures to deal with oil pollution from shipping
o Move towards muti-species management and place a stronger focus on ecosystem based approaches to fishing management as well as strengthening the Compliance, Monitoring and Surveillance systems
o Develop research into the economic value of marine ecosystem services in the West Indian Ocean.



34 (79th)

Albatrosses
0
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
4
Cormorants
2

Storm-petrels
3
Auks
0
Gulls and terns
17
Ducks, geese and swans
0



IUCN Red List Status - Marine species

0
0
1 (148th)
3% (170th)
0
0
1
2
31
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Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2014) Country profile: Yemen. Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/yemen. Checked: 2014-08-20

Yemen at a glance

Capital

Sanaá

Area

527,968km2

BirdLife Partner

None

Species

Total number of birds 341
Globally threatened birds 15
Country endemics 11

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 65
Total IBA area 961,260 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 2