Wadi Turabah and Jabal Ibrahim

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
Philby's Partridge Alectoris philbyi LC resident 1993 common A2, A3, B3
Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala LC resident 1993 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1993 5 breeding pairs A3, B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 1993 4 breeding pairs B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1993 present B2
Arabian Woodpecker Dendropicos dorae NT resident 1993 5-10 breeding pairs A1, A3, B2
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 1993 present A3
Arabian Warbler Curruca leucomelaena LC resident 1993 present B3
Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii LC resident 1993 common A3
Yemen Thrush Turdus menachensis NT resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3, B2
Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus LC resident 1993 present A3
Oenanthe lugens NR resident 1993 common A3
Arabian Waxbill Estrilda rufibarba LC resident 1993 present A2, A3, B3
Arabian Serin Crithagra rothschildi LC resident 1993 present A3
Yemen Serin Crithagra menachensis LC non-breeding 1993 uncommon A2, A3
Yemen Linnet Linaria yemenensis LC resident 1993 present A2, A3, B3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT passage 1993 present A1, B2

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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is 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
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)
Forest -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Savanna -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wadi Turabah and Jabal Ibrahim. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.