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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 59.00' East  12o 37.40' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 1,450 ha
Altitude 600 - 750m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description Rewgid (800 ha) and Regid (650 ha) are two limestone plateaus at 600-750 m in northern Socotra.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Socotra Archipelago World Heritage Site 410,460 protected area contains site 1,450  


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 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: Rewgid and Regid plateaus, Socotra. Downloaded from on 24/07/2014

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