YE024
Abdullah Gharib lagoons


IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii LC non-breeding 1993 min 1,720 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC passage 1989 min 24,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii LC passage 1993 min 1,750 individuals B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1989 min 30,000 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Abdullah Gharib lagoons. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/8357 on 08/06/2023.