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Shuqaiq mangrove


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus LC non-breeding 1993 45 individuals A1, B2
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris LC resident 1993 2-5 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset unknown

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
‘Asir National Park متنزه وطني 649,070 protected area contains site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Forest -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shuqaiq mangrove. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/shuqaiq-mangrove-iba-saudi-arabia on 21/02/2024.