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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 54.00' East  12o 20.75' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2, B3
Area 30,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Extensively surveyed 1999 to 2011

Key Biodiversity Also an important breeding area for Cream-coloured Courser.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Island Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus resident  1993  frequent  A1, A2, B2  Near Threatened 
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  frequent  A2, B3  Least Concern 
Passer motitensis resident  1993  frequent  B3  Not Recognised 

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)
Desert   major
Shrubland   major
Coastline   minor
Wetlands (inland)   minor
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic)   minor
Sea   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: Noged Plain, Socotra. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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