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Location Yemen, Al Hudaydah
Central coordinates 42o 47.50' East  13o 51.60' North
IBA criteria B1ii, B2, B3
Area 28,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 645m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Extensively surveyed in July 2002 (Al-Saghier et al 2002).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Puffinus lherminieri winter  1975-1976  common  B1ii, B2  Not Recognised 
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster breeding  1993  200 breeding pairs  poor  B1ii  Least Concern 
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus winter  1961  present  B2  Near Threatened 
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii non-breeding  1945  common  B3  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa non-breeding  1945  common  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium not assessed negligible

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military minor
fisheries/aquaculture minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jaza'ir al-Hanish. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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