Wadi Wurayah National Park


Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: A3, B3 (2017)
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Area: 22,100 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low near favourable high
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Site description
The site lies within the Emirate of Fujairah on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates at approximately 23 km north-west of Fujairah town, 2 km south-west of Bidiyah village (Fujairah Emirate), 6 km north-east of Masafi town (Fujairah Emirate), 11 km south of Dibba town (Fujairah Emirate) and 5 km north-west of Khor Fakkan (Sharjah Emirate) town.

Key biodiversity
Compared to the UAE fauna and flora, the area hosts ca 44% of the terrestrial plants (ca 300 out of a total of 688), 42% of the terrestrial mammals (20 out of a total 48), 26% of the terrestrial reptiles (14 out of a total of 53),) and the only two amphibian species recorded for the country. The National Park hosts the only record of the Bloody Darter dragonfly (Crocothemis sanguinolenta) for UAE.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wadi Wurayah National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019.