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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 1.00' East  12o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 900 ha
Altitude 700 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description An upland area of Socotra (700-800 m).

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 

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  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity No information.

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: Firmihin near Jabal Keseslah, Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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