Maghtas - Sweimeh

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC resident 1999 min 25 breeding pairs B2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 1999 abundant B1i
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 1999 rare B2
Arabian Babbler Argya squamiceps LC resident 1999 20-40 breeding pairs B3
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC resident 1999 50 breeding pairs B3
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1999 abundant 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mujib Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 43,915 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maghtas - Sweimeh. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.