Jabal al-Bishri

Country/territory: Syria

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3 (1994)
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Area: 20,000 ha

The Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
An isolated mountain in the semi-desert 80 km west of Dayr al-Zawr, rising to 851 m. There are occasional cliffs. The vegetation includes trees and bushes of Pistacia, Rhamnus, Prunus and Amygdalus, and is presumably a sparse steppe-woodland.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. Other breeding species include Pterocles alchata (common).

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Canis lupus (V). Flora: many endemics are confined to the isolated mountains in the Syrian Desert.

Data-sheet compiled by Dr Ibrahim Hanna and Dr Amer Majid Agha (translated by S. Zaiane).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jabal al-Bishri. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.