|Central coordinates||54o 29.00' East 12o 32.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See table for key species. Boobies Sula apparently roost on the cliffs.
Site description Coastal dunes and flats below steep cliffs in eastern Socotra.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax||non-breeding||1993||common [units unknown]||-||A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2||Near Threatened|
|Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis||non-breeding||1993||unknown [units unknown]||-||A1, B2||Vulnerable|
|Forbes-Watson's Swift Apus berliozi||resident||1993||present [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 threatened only in the immediate vicinity of Hadibo, Qalansiya and the new coastal settlements where incomers do not respect the resident communities' tribal authority. In general, where motorable tracks provide access, wood-gathering occurs more systematically than elsewhere, but follows traditional practices. New water cisterns are being built, allowing increased grazing stock. Seabirds (i.e. Phalacrocorax nigrogularis, Sula spp.) were formerly taken from the cliffs for food.
Conservation response On Socotra, traditional controls on timber utilization are still adhered to by the tribespeople throughout the island. Only dead timber 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: Ra's Momi and Fikhah, Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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