National Wildlife Research Center and environs, Taif

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
Philby's Partridge Alectoris philbyi LC resident 1993 present B3
Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita EN passage 1991-1992 2-24 individuals A1, B1i, B2
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC passage 1993 26,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Menetries's Warbler Curruca mystacea LC winter 1993 common B3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC passage 1993 7 individuals B3
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia LC winter 1993 common B3
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus LC winter 1993 850 individuals B3

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 low not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Not assessed low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
NWRC Natural Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 650


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: National Wildlife Research Center and environs, Taif. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.