Kawkaban - Shibam

Year of compilation: 2014

Site description
Key biodiversity
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats: A new asphalt road has been constructed half-way up the mountain on the eastern side. As a result ribbon-development has started with a few cafes and tea houses, mainly targeted at qat chewers from Sana’a. The location of one cafeteria is near the habitat of Arabian Accentor and other endemic birds. A large hotel is under construction.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kawkaban - Shibam. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.