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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 52.00' East  12o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2
Area 200 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description A sand and gravel coastal plain in northern Socotra.

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

Other biodiversity No information.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Francine Stone, assisted by Dr A. Miller and Dr M. Morris.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Airport dunes, Socotra. Downloaded from on 10/07/2014

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