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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 17.00' East  12o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A2, A3, B3
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Surveyed 2004.

Key Biodiversity Important for Odonata.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Somali Starling Onychognathus blythii resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Starling Onychognathus frater resident  1993  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  present  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Passer motitensis resident  1993  common  B3  Not Recognised 
Rhynchostruthus socotranus resident  1993  present  A3, B3  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2013 low not assessed negligible

No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Not assessed  negligible 

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 10,000  


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

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hamaderoh plateau and scarp, Socotra. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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