Wadi Jawwah

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
Desert Tawny Owl Strix hadorami LC resident 1993 present B3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1993 36 individuals A1, B2
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar LC resident 1993 present B2
Arabian Woodpecker Dendropicos dorae NT resident 1993 present A1
Arabian Warbler Curruca leucomelaena LC resident 1993 present B3
Arabian Waxbill Estrilda rufibarba LC resident 1993 present B3
Arabian Golden Sparrow Passer euchlorus LC resident 1993 present B3
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1993 3,000 individuals B1iv

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
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities 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)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Savanna -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wadi Jawwah. Downloaded from on 03/10/2022.