Zubayr group of islands

Country/territory: Yemen

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3 (2013)
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Area: 3,300 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 low not assessed negligible
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Site summary
Surveyed in 2002 – Jennings et al. Site description: Evans (1994) and in Jennings (2003) Phoenix 19. (Does not include the isolated island Jabal al Tayr (to the north east) which has never been visited by ornithologists but observers on passing ships suggest large numbers of seabirds particularly gulls and boobies, may breed. NB this island is a volcano which last erupted in 2007).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zubayr group of islands. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.