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Location Jordan, Irbid
Central coordinates 35o 34.82' East  32o 32.78' North
IBA criteria B1i, B1iv, B2
Area 6,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus resident  1999  1-99 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris resident  1999  1-4 breeding pairs  B2  Vulnerable 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1999  250-999 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax passage  1999  250-999 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus resident  1999  rare  B2  Endangered 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes passage  1999  1,000 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1999  abundant  B1iv   

IBA Monitoring

2013 very high not assessed negligible

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Not assessed  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   minor
Artificial - terrestrial   major
Shrubland   minor
Wetlands (inland)   minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Northern Jordan Valley (North Ghor). Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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