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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 58.00' East  12o 31.50' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 9,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 700m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description Granite and limestone slopes at 550-700 m in central Socotra.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Forbes-Watson's Swift Apus berliozi resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Bunting Emberiza socotrana resident  1993  present  A1, A3, B2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Socotra Archipelago World Heritage Site 410,460 protected area overlaps with site 0  


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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity Plants: Punica protopunica (endemic).

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: Diksam, Socotra. Downloaded from on 26/07/2014

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