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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 5.75' East  12o 35.50' North
IBA criteria A2, B3
Area 300 ha
Altitude 700 - 850m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description Rocky granite slopes (to 850 m) in northern Socotra.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Forbes-Watson's Swift Apus berliozi resident  1993  present [units unknown]  B3  Least Concern 
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A2, B3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  common [units unknown]  A2, B3  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
other minor
Notes: wood collection

Other biodiversity Reptiles: Pristurus insignis, P. sokotranus, Hemidactylus homoelepis (all endemics).

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: Jabal Jef, Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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