|Central coordinates||54o 10.00' East 12o 31.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, B3|
|Altitude||400 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See table for key species. Also present are Otus scops socotranus, Eremopterix nigriceps forbeswatsoni, Zosterops abyssinicus socotrana and Onychognathus blythii; Pterocles lichtensteinii occurs at a good density.
Site description Foothills at 400-500 m in eastern Socotra.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Socotra Warbler Incana incana||resident||1993||present [units unknown]||-||A2, B3||Least Concern|
|Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis||resident||1993||common [units unknown]||-||B3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
Management considerations Traditional land management is not threatened, since the resident communities' tribal authority is respected. In general, where motorable tracks provide access, wood-gathering occurs more systematically than elsewhere, but follows traditional practices.
Conservation response On Socotra, traditional controls on wood utilization are still adhered to by the tribespeople throughout the island. Only dead wood may be removed and replanting is practised where appropriate. Range enclosures and controlled grazing systems are used in the Hajhir mountains. Wild fruit trees are protected.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Di-Ishal foothills, Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2013
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