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Location Yemen, Al Hudaydah
Central coordinates 43o 0.00' East  15o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A3, B2, B3
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Very occasionally visited (but not surveyed) since Evans (1994).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs resident  1985  7 individuals  poor  A3, B2  Near Threatened 
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea resident  1985  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe resident  1985  present  A3  Least Concern 
Nile Valley Sunbird Anthreptes metallicus resident  1985  present  A3  Least Concern 
Arabian Golden Sparrow Passer euchlorus resident  1985  common  A3, B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 very high not assessed negligible

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming 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)
Artificial - terrestrial   major
Grassland   major
Savanna   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
rangeland/pastureland major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wadi Mawr - Al-Zuhrah. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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