Wadi Mujib

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
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi LC resident 1993 common A3
Desert Tawny Owl Strix hadorami LC resident 1993 present A3, B3
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT winter 1985 1 individuals B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN passage 1990-1991 3 individuals B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC breeding 1993 1-5 breeding pairs B2
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC passage 1992 8,000 individuals B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1993 10 breeding pairs A1, B2
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor VU breeding 1990 rare A3, B2
Arabian Babbler Argya squamiceps LC resident 1993 present A3, B3
Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii LC resident 1993 present B3
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha LC resident 1993 present A3, B3
Blackstart Oenanthe melanura LC resident 1993 present A3
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC passage 1993 present B3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1993 present A3
Striolated Bunting Emberiza striolata LC resident 1993 present A3
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1993 8,200 individuals 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 low not assessed medium
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 work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Not assessed medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mujib Nature Reserve محمية طبيعية 21,241 protected area contained by site 20,500
Mujib Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 43,915 protected area overlaps with site 12,818


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Desert -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wadi Mujib. Downloaded from on 30/06/2022.