Umm Amim

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: A4, B2a, B3a (2017)
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Area: 50 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 medium near favourable low
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Site description
An uninhabited, low, sandy island with sparse, salt-tolerant vegetation, mainly Salsola. The island is surrounded by intertidal sandflats on the south and east sides and a coral shelf elsewhere.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. At least 30 pairs of Egretta gularis also breed.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Data-sheet compiled by S. J. Aspinall.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Umm Amim. Downloaded from on 16/05/2022.