Jouanin's Petrel cliffs (Socotra)


Country/territory: Yemen

IBA Criteria met: A4ii (2016)
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Area: 0 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 low favourable negligible
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Site description
Proposed as an IBA in 2016 (Porter and Suleiman 2016); first surveyed in 2000.

Key biodiversity
No location or location name is given for reasons of security as it is the only known breeding colony of the globally near-threatened Jouanin’s Petrel in the world (Taleb 2002). The population is probably >4000 individuals. It is a regular loafing area for flocks of the globally vulnerable Socotra Cormorant.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jouanin's Petrel cliffs (Socotra). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/05/2020.