Jasiira Maydh - Marine

Country/territory: Somalia

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 809,022 ha

Protection status:

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Somalia Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Indian Ocean, Western FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 8090 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 2026 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.49 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 27.54 and 28.28 °C.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Jasiira Maydh include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Brown Noddy (LC) 30000-24000 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jasiira Maydh - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2021.