Al-Zora Protected Area
- Country:United Arab Emirates
- Site number:2309
- Area:195 ha
- Designation date:27-09-2016
- Coordinates:25°25'N 55°28'E
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The Site is a protected area covering 195 hectares at the end of the one-kilometre Ajman Creek which flows into the Gulf. It is dominated by mangrove forests but also includes a number of other coastal and inland wetland types such as intertidal mudflats, lagoons and creeks. Al-Zora Protected Area is recognised as one of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in the region; it supports 87 bird species including the vulnerable greater spotted eagle (Aquila clanga) and Socotra cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis). It is also an important area for migrating birds such as the broad-billed sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus), and the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) in winter. The Site is significant locally as it is the only protected area and the largest mangrove area in Ajman city and the Emirate of Ajman; and more widely for the species which it supports.
- National legal designation:
- Nature Reserve (Protected Area) - Al-Zora
- Last publication date:24-07-2017