Jordan Valley

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC resident 1993 uncommon B2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT resident 1993 1-9 breeding pairs B2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 1993 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC winter 1993 rare B2
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC winter 1993 300 individuals B1i
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN non-breeding 1993 4 individuals B2
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC passage 1993 1,680 individuals B2
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC resident 1993 common B3
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1993 6,680 individuals B1iv

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (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 - shifting agriculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Not assessed low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Jordan Valley. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.