Ein Al-Fashkha

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1999

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1998 present B2
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC non-breeding 1991 2,000 individuals B3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT passage 1991 1-4 individuals B2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991 min 20,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tell er Rusheidiya محمية طبيعية 231 protected area contained by site 0
El Katar محمية طبيعية 324 protected area contained by site 0
Ain Al-Fashka Nature Reserve 2,500 is identical to site 2,500
'Ein Jidi محمية طبيعية 8,559 protected area contained by site 0
'Ein Fashkha محمية طبيعية 257 protected area contained by site 0
'Ein el Ghuweir محمية طبيعية 176 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater springs & oases -
Desert -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Rural gardens -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ein Al-Fashkha. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.