|Central coordinates||52o 13.00' East 12o 11.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Summary Updates. Surveyed 2000 – 2005.
Site description A large island in the Gulf of Aden to the west of Socotra, c.32 km long, less than 5 km wide and rising to c.570 m, with c.90 km of shoreline.
Key Biodiversity See table for key species. There are unspecified seabirds, probably breeding. It is said that the island is visited by many small birds on summer migration from May to August.
Non-bird biodiversity: Reptiles: Hemidactylus forbesii, H. oxyrhinus, Pristurus abdelkuri (all endemic). Flora: there are at least ten endemic species.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis||resident||1900||common||-||B3||Least Concern|
|No known threats||no known threats||happening now||small area/few individuals (<10%)||no or imperceptible deterioration||low|
|Little/none of site covered (<10%)||No management planning has taken place||Not assessed||negligible|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Socotra Archipelago||World Heritage Site||410,460||protected area contains site||13,300|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Data-sheets compiled by Francine Stone (assisted by Dr A. Miller and Dr M. Morris) and M. I. Evans.
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