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Location Oman, Dhofar
Central coordinates 54o 44.00' East  16o 57.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 50 ha
Altitude 0 - 25m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description An island off Hino, c.7 km south-east of Marbat, lying within the zone of strong upwelling during the summer monsoon.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Puffinus lherminieri non-breeding  1993  360 individuals  poor  B1ii, B2  Not Recognised 
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis non-breeding  1993  common  A1  Vulnerable 
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii resident  1993  200 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   major
Coastline   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other major
Notes: Exploitation of seabirds' eggs for food.

Other biodiversity Unusual beds of kelp Ecklonia radiata with abalones Haliotis mariae and the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus occur offshore.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jazirat Hino. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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