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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 10.00' East  12o 31.00' North
IBA criteria A2, B3
Area 1,500 ha
Altitude 400 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description Foothills at 400-500 m in eastern Socotra.

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, B3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis resident  1993  common  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 1,500  


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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity No information.

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: Di-Ishal foothills, Socotra. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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