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Location Yemen, Al Hudaydah
Central coordinates 43o 28.68' East  14o 54.24' North
IBA criteria B1iv, B2, B3
Area 16,000 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Occasionally visited since Evans (1994) but not surveyed.

Key Biodiversity An important area for breeding birds of prey and for observing the migration of soaring birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus passage  1993  70 individuals  poor  B2  Endangered 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus resident  1993  1 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Endangered 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus winter  1993  12 individuals  poor  B2  Endangered 
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar resident  1993  rare  B2  Least Concern 
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis winter  1993  uncommon  B3  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1985-1986  3,000 individuals  poor  B1iv   

IBA Monitoring

2013 very high not assessed negligible

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid 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)
Forest   major
Shrubland   major
Rocky areas   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
tourism/recreation minor
forestry major
agriculture minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jabal Bura. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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