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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

Summary Included in Evans (1994), on basis of being one of a good example of undisturbed coastal flora, but was not surveyed. Surveyed 1999

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 
Passer motitensis resident  1993  present  B3  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium not assessed negligible

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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 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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Shu'ub Coast / Coast of Bindar Di-Sha'b, Socotra. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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