Al Wathba

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA criteria met: B3a (2017)
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Area: 500 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 favourable low medium
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Site summary
The first terrestrial protected area in UAE which is a man-made inland wetland. It has attained importance as the one of few inland sites worldwide that have recorded successful breeding of Greater Flamingo over several successive years.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Al Wathba. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.