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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

Site description One of two deep valleys (300-1,000 m) on the west side of Jabal Bura, a granite massif which rises very steeply from the Tihamah foothills to 2,200 m, 60 km east of Al-Hudaydah.

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   


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

Other biodiversity Mammals: Papio hamadryas (endemic), Panthera pardus (rare; one shot in 1989). Reptiles: Varanus yemenensis (endemic), Pristurus flavipunctatus (endemic), Agama adramitana (endemic), Coluber variabilis (endemic). Amphibians: Bufo tihamicus (endemic), Euphlyctis ehrenbergii (endemic). Butterflies: Charaxes bernstorffi (endemic). Flora: the 'Acacia abyssinica' population may be an undescribed species.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by M. I. Evans.

References Scholte and Evans (in prep.), Shu' (1989), Wood (1982).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jabal Bura. Downloaded from on 24/07/2014

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