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Location Yemen, Al Mahrah
Central coordinates 51o 36.75' East  16o 12.90' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 180 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Summary Not visited since Evans (1994).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi resident  1993  present  B3  Least Concern 
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos resident  1993  1-5 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Desert west of Al-Ghayda. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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