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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 58.00' East  12o 31.50' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 700m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Extensively surveyed 1999 to 2011.

Key Biodiversity Important for Odonata.

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 
Rhynchostruthus socotranus resident  1993  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Socotra Bunting Emberiza socotrana resident  1993  present  A1, A3, B2  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium not assessed negligible

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in long term (beyond 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 overlaps with site 0  


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

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: Diksam, Socotra. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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