Yawri Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 2014-2019 26-37 individuals B1a
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC non-breeding 2014-2019 404-963 individuals A4, B3a
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens LC non-breeding 2014-2019 193-819 individuals B3a
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 2014-2019 544-940 individuals B3a
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2014-2019 60-111 individuals B1a
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 2014-2019 833-1,589 individuals B3a
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2014-2019 139-535 individuals B1a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2019 723-1,354 individuals B1a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2019 391-1,147 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2019 26-108 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2019 1,684-4,023 individuals B1a
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC winter 2014-2019 394-1,007 individuals B3a
Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh EN resident 2014-2019 4 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2014-2019 15,297-24,198 individuals B3b

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 very high not assessed low
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads 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
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Mangroves, Rivers & streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yawri Bay. Downloaded from on 22/09/2020.