Madaba - Hisban

Country/territory: Jordan

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 24,700 ha

Protection status:

Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
Plains of former steppeland, e.g. between Jiza and Hisban and between Rabba and Shihan, now almost wholly converted to dry cultivation of cereals. There is also some irrigated agriculture.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. The area has been little investigated ornithologically. Winter visitors include Eudromias morinellus (formerly very common, now possibly much reduced).

Non-bird biodiversity: Flora: Colchicum tunicatum (endemic), Romulea bulbocodium (rare), Globularia arabica (rare).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Madaba - Hisban. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.