Site description (2014 baseline):
The seas off Ra’s Fartak are a major feeding area for seabirds, notably Jouanin’s Petrel and Persian Shearwater.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats: a new coastal asphalted road and long tunnel(s) have been constructed through Ras Fartak, which have reduced traffic over the mountain. Coastal areas impacted by floating rubbish and plastic.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ra's Fartak. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ras-fartak-iba-yemen on 02/10/2023.