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Location Singapore
Central coordinates 103o 58.00' East  1o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 8,940 ha
Altitude 0 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Nature Society (Singapore)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea winter  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii non-breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2012 medium unfavourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Egretta eulophotes Chinese Egret 5 2 individuals 40 unfavourable
Thalasseus bergii Greater Crested Tern 400 220 individuals 56 unfavourable
Pycnonotus zeylanicus Straw-headed Bulbul 150 100 individuals 67 unfavourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
North-East Conservation Area Other 8,940 is identical to site 8,940  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Shrubland   -
Forest   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
other -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ubin-Khatib. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014

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