Yemen


1906 km
562557 km2
19

Summary/History
The Socotra islands support a rare endemic species, the Jouanin's Petrel (NT).

Key threats to seabirds in Yemen include:
o Oil pollution
o Overfishing and bycatch
o Conversion of coastal habitats for uses such as: agriculture, aquaculture, port/harbour expansion and urban development
o Invasive species

National priorities
o Develop conservation policies for protection of the high seas beyond the EEZ
o Better cooperation with other West Indian Ocean countries on biosecurity to tackle the threat of invasive species
o Develop, alongside neighbouring countries, a set of guidelines for the environmental impact assessment for oil and gas exploration and other developments in the coastal and marine environment
o Better enforce laws and develop procedures to deal with oil pollution from shipping
o Move towards muti-species management and place a stronger focus on ecosystem based approaches to fishing management as well as strengthening the Compliance, Monitoring and Surveillance systems
o Develop research into the economic value of marine ecosystem services in the West Indian Ocean.




Albatrosses
0
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
4
Cormorants
2

Storm-petrels
0
Auks
0
Gulls and terns
17
Ducks, geese and swans
0


IUCN Red List Status

0
0
1 (193rd)
3% (196th)
0
0
1
2
31
0

The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.

Yemen at a glance

Capital

Sana√°

Area

527,968 km2

BirdLife Partner

None

Species

Total number of birds 342
Globally threatened birds 16
Country endemics 10

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 58
Total IBA area 959,040 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 2



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2019) Country profile: Yemen. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/yemen. Checked: 2019-09-15