Sir Bani Yas Islands

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA criteria met: A1, A4, B2a, B3a (2017)
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Area: 205 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2017 high favourable negligible
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Site description (baseline)
Several offshore islands near Sir Bani Yas.

Key biodiversity
The islands are important for breeding Socotra Cormorant and Osprey in winter and for White-cheeked Terns, Bridled Terns and Lesser Crested Terns that breed in summer.

Other biodiversity: Occasional Hawsksbill Turtle and Dolphins and Dugongs.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sir Bani Yas Islands. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.