Bahr Ibn Abbas - Ra's Isa

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC non-breeding 1993 1 individuals B2
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens LC resident 1993 12 individuals B2
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC non-breeding 1993 22-34 individuals B3
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus LC non-breeding 1993 10-30 individuals A1, B2
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1993 100 individuals B1i
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa LC non-breeding 1993 125 individuals B3

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)
2013 high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea -
Coastline -
Desert -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bahr Ibn Abbas - Ra's Isa. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022.