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Umm al-Qamari


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
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1993 10-15 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 1993 65 breeding pairs B1i
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii LC resident 1993 50-100 breeding pairs 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 medium not assessed medium
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
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Not assessed medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Umm al-Qamari Islands محمية ذات طبيعة خاصة 403 protected area contained by site 0
Umm al-Qamari Islands Protected Area 200 protected area contains site 15

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Umm al-Qamari. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2020.