Yashma Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1996-2004 1,000-24,753 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1996-2004 400-1,000 individuals B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1996-2004 22 individuals A1
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1996-2004 20-57 individuals A1
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 1988 1 individuals A1, B1i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1996-2004 1,100 breeding pairs B1i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1996-2004 1,235 breeding pairs B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1996 20,000-30,000 individuals 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Sand dunes and beaches, Standing brackish and salt water -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yashma Island. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.