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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 9.00' East  12o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2
Area 5,600 ha
Altitude 0 - 780m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Includes Samha and Darsa. Surveyed 2004 - 2005.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax non-breeding  1993  common  A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2013 low not assessed negligible

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 areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Socotra Archipelago World Heritage Site 410,460 protected area contains site 5,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   major
Coastline   minor
Shrubland   major

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Al-Ikhwan. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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