Hawf deciduous cloud forest

Country/territory: Yemen

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, B2, B3 (2013)
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Area: 15,000 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed medium negligible
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Site summary
This Afrotropical woodlands support a rich assemblage of birds and is a Centre of Plant Diversity. The Hawf Protected Area in Yemen is the western extension of the ‘Dhofar Woodlands’ in Oman. It is part of a well-wooded escarpment and plateau extending some 30km.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hawf deciduous cloud forest. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.