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Judean foothills


IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 1991 100 individuals A1, A4i, B2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter 1991 10 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1991 20 individuals B1i, B2
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1991 500 individuals A4i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1991 350 individuals A4i, B1i
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1991 200 individuals B1i
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 1991 300 breeding pairs B1i
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC winter 1991 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1991 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC passage 1991 300 individuals B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC resident 1991 250 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT winter 1991 1,000 individuals B1i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1991 30 individuals A1, B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 1991 5 individuals B2
Aquila pomarina NR passage 1991 10,000 individuals B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1991 10-15 breeding pairs A1, B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1991 30 individuals A1, B2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991 12,500 individuals A4iv, B1iv

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tel Zafit National Park 288 protected area contained by site 0
Tel Lakhish National Park 30 protected area contained by site 0
Shitta Malbina Emeq Ha-Ela Nature Reserve 22 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sha'ar Ha-Gay Nature Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 7
Sansan Nature Reserve 378 protected area contained by site 377
Nahal Me'ir Nahal Nahshon Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 9
Me'arot Samakh National Park 73 protected area contained by site 0
Ma'aynot Gibbton Nature Reserve 8 protected area contained by site 8
Lahav Darom Nature Reserve 214 protected area overlaps with site 0
Horesh Adullam Nature Reserve 619 protected area contained by site 619
Gevaot Gad Nature Reserve 1,220 protected area contained by site 0
Bitronot Ruhama Kurkar Nature Reserve 142 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bet Guvrin National Park 513 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Judean foothills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/04/2021.