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 1995 100-500 breeding pairs A3
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 1995 frequent A3
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus LC resident 1995 frequent A3
Cursorius cursor NR breeding 1995 present A3
Desert Tawny Owl Strix hadorami LC resident 1995 10-20 breeding pairs A3, B3
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 1995 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT non-breeding 1985 1 individuals B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN non-breeding 1995 1-3 individuals B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1995 6-12 breeding pairs B2
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos EN non-breeding 1981-1993 1 individuals B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1995 24-28 breeding pairs A1, B2
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor VU breeding 1995 5 breeding pairs A3
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC resident 1995 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 1995 common A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 1995 common A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1995 present A3
Eremalauda dunni NR resident 1995 frequent A3
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 1995 200-400 breeding pairs A3, B3
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 1995 present A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 1995 present A3
Arabian Warbler Sylvia leucomelaena LC resident 1995 1-10 breeding pairs A3, B3
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala LC resident 1995 present A3
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata LC resident 1995 present A3
Arabian Babbler Argya squamiceps LC resident 1995 100-500 breeding pairs A3, B3
Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii LC resident 1995 50-500 breeding pairs B3
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha LC resident 1995 5-20 breeding pairs A3, B3
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti LC resident 1995 common A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1995 present A3
Blackstart Oenanthe melanura LC resident 1995 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1995 present A3
Oenanthe lugens NR resident 1995 present A3
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC non-breeding 1995 10-100 individuals B3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 1995 1-10 breeding pairs A3
Carpodacus synoicus NR resident 1995 500-1,000 breeding pairs B2
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1993 present A3
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus VU resident 1995 800 breeding pairs A1, A2, A3, B2
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1995 present A3
Emberiza striolata NR resident 1995 present A3
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1994-1995 6,866-8,637 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 medium 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 recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dana Natue Reserve Nature Reserve 29,200 protected area contained by site 29,200
Dana UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 29,200 protected area contained by site 29,200


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dana. Downloaded from on 29/01/2020.