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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 52.00' East  12o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Only Airport Dunes surveyed in Evans (1994) Comprehensively surveyed 1999 to 2011.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Island Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus resident  1993  uncommon  A1, A2, B2  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Socotra Archipelago World Heritage Site 410,460 protected area overlaps with site 0  


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

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Coastal Plain / airport to Di Selmeho / Ghubbah (Airport dunes), Socotra. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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