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Location Yemen, Al Hudaydah
Central coordinates 42o 41.90' East  15o 21.40' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 35,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Probably no longer qualifies as an IBA 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
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath non-breeding  1993  1 individuals  poor  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens resident  1993  12 individuals  poor  B2  Least Concern 
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus passage  1993  10-30 individuals  poor  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia passage  1993  100 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa non-breeding  1993  125 individuals  poor  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed negligible

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

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


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport minor
fisheries/aquaculture major
agriculture minor
rangeland/pastureland major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bahr Ibn Abbas - Ra's Isa. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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