Abu Ali

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
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1991 2,603-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC passage 1993 135 individuals B3
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC breeding 1993 8-12 breeding pairs B3
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC passage 1993 14,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa LC breeding 1993 120-250 breeding pairs B3
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa LC passage 1993 8,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis LC passage 1993 4,800 individuals A4i, B1i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1993 2,000-3,000 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 medium not assessed low
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
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Not assessed low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Coastline -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abu Ali. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.