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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 1.00' East  12o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude 700 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Included in Evans (1994), but not surveyed. (inclusion was based on its IBA potential).

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 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium not assessed negligible

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now 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 900  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   major
Shrubland   major
Rocky areas   minor

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: Firmihin near Jabal Keseslah, Socotra. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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