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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 29.00' East  12o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 600m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Surveyed 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax non-breeding  1993  common  A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2  Near Threatened 
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis non-breeding  1993  unknown  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Forbes-Watson's Swift Apus berliozi resident  1993  present  B3  Least Concern 

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 2,500  


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

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ra's Momi and Fikhah, Socotra. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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