Marawah Island

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1a, B2a, B3a (2017)
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Area: 3,500 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low favourable high
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Site summary
Large island with extensive intertidal mudflats which support significant numbers of wintering waterbirds such as Western Reef Egret (also breeds), Eurasian Curlew, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, Lesser Sand Plover, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover and Crab Plover.

Data-sheet compiled by: Shahid Bashir Khan, Dr Salim Javed, Shakeel Ahmed (EAD).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marawah Island. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.