Sheedvar island

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
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis VU breeding 1972-1977 50-100 breeding pairs A1, B2
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 1972-1977 3,000-5,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa LC breeding 1972-1977 25,000-300,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1972-1977 28,000-305,000 breeding pairs A4iii

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Shidvar Wildlife Refuge 310 protected area overlaps with site 98
Sheedvar Island Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 870 protected area overlaps with site 98


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea -
Coastline -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sheedvar island. Downloaded from on 26/06/2022.