Ad-Doha Nature Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1988-1990 275-480 individuals B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC winter 1988-1990 25-290 individuals B3

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 not assessed
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
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sulaibikhat Marine Natural Reserve محمية الطبيعية 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sulaibikhat Gulf Beach (Al-Doha) Natural Reserve محمية الطبيعية 80 protected area overlaps with site 450


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Hot -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Waste-water treatment areas, Canals, drainage channels & ditches -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ad-Doha Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.