|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2013||medium||not assessed||not assessed|
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One of a small group of coral islets and associated reefs. Part of the island is covered in salt-tolerant bushes, other areas are dominated by Seidlitzia annuals, and there are patches of bare ground. Beaches are mainly sandy with some rocky stretches. A favourite recreational area for weekend trippers, scuba divers and fishermen. A small solar energy plant provides power for a beacon in the centre of the island.
See box for key species. An important breeding colony for Sterna bengalensis and Sterna anaethetus. Also breeding are Sterna repressa and Sterna bergii (min. 7 pairs).
Non-bird biodiversity: Reptiles: a former nesting area for the sea-turtles Chelonia mydas (E) and Eretmochelys imbricata (E).
Data-sheet compiled by Prof. C. W. T. Pilcher.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kubbar island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/01/2023.