Ceel Hammure lies in the interior of Somalia, close to the Ethiopian border, to the east of the road linking the towns of Garoowe and Gaalkacyo. The vegetation is Acacia–Commiphora bushland and thicket.
See Box and Table 3 for key species. Of the Somali–Masai biome species, some, including Mirafra collaris, Alaemon hamertoni and Serinus donaldsoni, have been recorded from few other IBAs in Somalia.
Non-bird biodiversity: Ammodorcas clarkei (VU) occurs in the area.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area has been proposed as a Wildlife Reserve. Overgrazing is likely to be a threat.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ceel Hammure. Downloaded from
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