Jiddah south corniche and port

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 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1992 255-277 individuals A4i, B1i
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC winter 1992 1 individuals B1i
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC winter 1992 294-440 individuals B1i
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter 1992 381-412 individuals B1i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1992 2,230-5,475 individuals A4i, B1i
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus LC non-breeding 1992 11 individuals B2
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC winter 1992 79-137 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 1992 104-137 individuals 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 very high 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
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jiddah south corniche and port. Downloaded from on 17/05/2022.