Salahah Island

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2a (2017)
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Area: 13 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 high unfavourable medium
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Site description
The site comprises one main island and three small rocky outcrops that are nearby. The islands lie near Mirfa and are near to the main island of Salaha.

Key biodiversity
Important island for breeding Socotra Cormorant, Osprey in winter and Bridled terns and White-cheeked Terns that breed in summer.

Other biodiversity: occasional Hawksbill Turtle; dolphins and Dugongs are seen near the island.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salahah Island. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.