|Central coordinates||35o 51.00' East 35o 48.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A3, B2|
|Altitude||0 - 420m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description A 12-km stretch of mainly rocky coast c.30 km north-north-east of Al-Ladhiqiyah (Lattakia) on the road to Al-Basit, extending north from the sheer limestone cliffs of Jabal Tarnajah (Ras al-Janzir) to the rocky headland of Ras al-Basit. There are 2 km of sand beach with seagrass beds offshore, and the 10-km-deep hinterland comprises well-wooded hills and narrow river valleys and plains. The area itself is also well-wooded, with coastal slopes covered in garigue, and there are a number of small, dammed lakes, including Ballouran Dam (25 ha). About 2,000 people live in and around Umm al-Tuyyur village, which is surrounded by a cultivated plain. Some fishing occurs offshore.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus||breeding||1982||frequent||-||B2||Endangered|
|Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum||breeding||1993||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Rueppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli||breeding||1993||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||minor|
|Artificial - aquatic||minor|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by M. I. Evans.
References Baumgart (1991b), Baumgart and Kasparek (1992), Jeudy de Grissac (1989).
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