Madinat Yanbu al-Sinaiyah

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
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC non-breeding 1993 unknown B2
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC winter 1992 1 individuals B1i
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus LC winter 1993 700 individuals B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC winter 1993 200 individuals B3
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus LC non-breeding 1990-1992 73-100 individuals A1, B2
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC breeding 1993 30 breeding pairs 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 negligible
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
No known threats no known threats 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
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yanbu‘ Coastal Conservation Area محمية 1,040 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea -
Coastline -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Madinat Yanbu al-Sinaiyah. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022.