Al Ushsh Island

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: B2a (2017)
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Area: 40 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 medium near favourable negligible
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Site description
Inhabited, rocky island with tussock grass, joined by bar to sandy island (east). Scrubby cover. Small cliff line.

Key biodiversity
Important island for breeding Osprey in winter and White-cheeked Terns that breed in summer.

Other biodiversity: Hawksbill Turtle, Dugong.

Data-sheet compiled by: Shahid Bashir Khan, Dr Salim Javed, Shakeel Ahmed (EAD).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Al Ushsh Island. Downloaded from on 16/05/2022.