Sulaibikhat Bay

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 212-360 individuals B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC winter 1988-1990 112-320 individuals B3
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1988-1990 950-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i

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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant 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 0
Al-Sulaibikhat Natural Reserve محمية الطبيعية 23 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sulaibikhat Bay. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.