Ra's Fartak

Site description (2014 baseline):

Habitat and land use
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ra's Fartak. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.