Haur Al Rayan and Umm Osbah


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus LC winter 1979 36 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1985 109 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC winter 1979 773 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 1979 480 individuals B1i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 1985 5 individuals B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1985 2 individuals B2

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
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant 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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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Al Rayan and Umm Osbah. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2021.