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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 24.10' East  12o 33.10' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2, B3
Area 1,400 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description A coastal area of Croton shrubland in western Socotra.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Island Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus resident  1993  present  A1, A3, B2  Near Threatened 
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Starling Onychognathus frater resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis resident  1993  present  B3  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 1,400  


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major

Other biodiversity Flora: endemics present include Taverniera serichofylla, Farsetia socotrana, Lachnocapsa spathulata and Leucas flagellifolia.

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: Coast of Bindar Di-Sha'b, Socotra. Downloaded from on 02/08/2014

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