Al Zora (Khor Ajman)


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2017

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 2006-2017 max 116 individuals B1i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 medium favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern 120 116 individuals 97 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Al-Zora Protected Area Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 195 is identical to site 195
Al-Zora Protected Area 195 is identical to site 195

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Subtropical & tropical mangrove -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic (Nearshore Shelf) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
Ajman Municipality and Planning Department.



Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Al Zora (Khor Ajman). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/08/2019.