Salim Javed

Salim Javed
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi · TMBS

PhD - Wildlife Sciences

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Additional affiliations
May 2001 - present
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
Position
  • Manager, Terrestrial Assesment & Conservation
March 1994 - May 2001
Aligarh Muslim University
Position
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

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Publications (72)
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Biodiversity is under enormous pressure from multiple threats including climate change, land use change, habitat alterations and hunting pressure. One way to ease this pressure on biodiversity and to mitigate the effects of above-mentioned threats, is to establish protected areas. Importance of protected increases many folds in regions that are con...
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A correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-021-02181-z
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Species diversity and abundance of wild birds in Bul Syayeef, a Ramsar Site in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) host valuable coastal and marine biodiversity that is subjected to multiple pressures under extreme conditions. To mitigate impacts on marine ecosystems, the UAE protects almost 12% of its Exclusive Economic Zone. This study mapped and validated the distribution of key coastal and marine habitats, species and critical...
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The waters of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) host a diversity of marine and coastal habitats that are under increasing pressure from multiple anthropogenic activities related to rapid economic growth. In response, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) currently cover 12% of the UAE’s coastal and marine zones. The UAE National Biodiversity Strategy and Acti...
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The greater flamingo is a predominantly winter passage migrant to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), though a small proportion of resident birds is present at a few sites throughout the year. Some of these resident flamingos breed in early summer at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, a man-made inland wetland in the predominant desert ecosystem of Abu Dhabi E...
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Wetlands play an important role in ecosystem function, and are known to support rich biodiversity, this becomes even more pronounced in hyper-arid climates. The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi Emirate is a wetland mosaic that boasts both brackish and freshwater pools. The levels of nitrate, nitrite, phosphate and total organic carbon is much...
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The Arabian Gulf Coast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, consists of highly productive seagrass (Halodule universis, Halophila ovalis and Halophila stripulacea) and mangrove (Avicennia marina) habitats that are essential breeding and non-breeding areas for vast numbers of waterbirds. Due to their dependence on these coastal habitats, waterbirds s...
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This is a Guide to the common native, naturalized and introduced grasses and grass like species of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Researching grasses and grass like species in the UAE needs a lot of interest and many different habitats such as wadis, wetlands, gardens, gravel plains and the desert have to be monitored and it takes many years of de...
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Using greater flamingo tracking and count data in delineating marine protected areas in the coastal zone of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Conservation planning in an economically important area
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Systematic conservation planning is essential in the justification and design of protected areas, especially in an era where every piece of land or water is at a high premium. We used satellite tracking data and regular monitoring of Greater flamingos into the spatial prioritization planning tool Marxan to identify the most important zones for t...
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United Arab Emirates is an important range country for the ‘Vulnerable’ Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis and Abu Dhabi Emirate holds most of the remaining breeding colonies. Emirate-wide monitoring of all breeding colonies was undertaken annually for 11 breeding seasons from 2006–2007 to 2016–2017 to monitor the status of breeding colon...
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An assessment of alien species was carried out by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi using fieldwork data, questionnaires and networking with relevant stakeholders. The initial assessment in 2015 showed a total of 146 alien species in the UAE which comprised 49 invertebrate species, five freshwater fish species, one amphibian species, six reptile s...
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Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) monitoring was undertaken in the United Arab Emirates from 2003 to 2015 at 36 permanent sites to find key wintering and breeding sites. Bul Syayeef Marine Protected Area with monthly mean of 6553 (±3594) flamingos followed by Al Wathba Wetland Reserve with 1228 (±1190) flamingos topped the list. In addition,...
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Little is documented on the alien terrestrial and freshwater species in the United Arab Emirates. To address this, an assessment of terrestrial and freshwater alien species was conducted using various techniques such as a questionnaire, fieldwork data, networking with relevant people, and a detailed literature review. The results of the initial ass...
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Little is documented on the alien terrestrial and freshwater species in the United Arab Emirates. To address this, an assessment of terrestrial and freshwater alien species was conducted using various techniques such as a questionnaire, fieldwork data, networking with relevant people, and a detailed literature review. The results of the initial ass...
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Little is documented on the alien terrestrial and freshwater species in the United Arab Emirates. To address this, an assessment of terrestrial and freshwater alien species was conducted using various techniques such as a questionnaire, fieldwork data, networking with relevant people, and a detailed literature review. The results of the initial ass...
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Abstract: Little is documented on the alien terrestrial and freshwater species in the United Arab Emirates. To address this, an assessment of terrestrial and freshwater alien species was conducted using various techniques such as a questionnaire, fieldwork data, networking with relevant people, and a detailed literature review. The results of the i...
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Despite arid environment and harsh climatic conditions, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has rich diversity of flora and fauna, including presence of important and charismatic species, habitats and terrestrial ecosystems. Rapid development in the Emirate is putting pressure on these key resources, needing urgent conservation attention. A suite of activitie...
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Following recovery and successful rehabilitation, a young Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis was tagged with a 45 g GPS satellite transmitter to track its migration and identify potential wintering and summering areas of the species passing through the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study is part of a larger study on understanding migration of importa...
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The connectivity and frequency of exchange between sub-populations of migratory birds is integral to understanding population dynamics over the entire species' range. True geese are highly philopatric and acquire lifetime mates during the winter, suggesting that the number of distinct sub-populations may be related to the number of distinct winteri...
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Bul Syayeef is receiving much conservation interest due to the presence of a breeding colony of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), in addition to the surrounding diversity of habitats providing suitable niche for the species. As part of a comprehensive proposal for promoting the official status of the area and in pursuit of declaring it as a...
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The movement and migration pattern of the ‘Near Threatened’ Sooty Falcon Falco concolor is poorly known. Sooty Falcons breed on the islands of the Arabian Gulf after arriving from their non-breeding areas that are mainly in Madagascar. In the first satellite tracking of the species we fitted a 9.5 g Argos solar powered transmitter on an adult breed...
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We studied the nesting and distribution of the Crab Plover, Dromas ardeola, in the United Arab Emirates through regular monitoring of colonies during the breeding season and counts at other key waterbird sites throughout the country during the non-breeding season. Based on counts of active nests, we estimate 1400–1500 breeding pairs of Crab Plovers...
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Contains the following supporting material: Methods; Table S1. Sample identities and localities; Table S2. Evolutionary models and parameters selected for each locus by jModelTest. (DOC)
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Understanding and resolving conflicts between phenotypic and genetic differentiation is central to evolutionary research. While phenotypically monomorphic species may exhibit deep genetic divergences, some morphologically distinct taxa lack notable genetic differentiation. Here we conduct a molecular investigation of an enigmatic shorebird with a c...
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The second highest numbers of 4,284 flamingo were recorded from Al Aryam in April 2009 followed by Al Wathba Wetland Reserve with 1,919 and Shahama, a privately owned inland wetland near the east coast of Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, out of 13 islands that were surveyed the highest numbers were recorded from Butinah Island (257 flamingos) followed by Je...
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Resource partitioning in three sympatric stork species: Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) and Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans) ) was studied in the Keoladeo National Park, India from October 1994 to May 1997. Little is known about their feeding success in variable water depths and habitat use....
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Parental care often increases offspring survival, but is costly to the parents. A trade-off between the cost and benefit of care is expected, so that when care provisioning by both parents is essential for the success of young, for instance in extremely cold or hot environments, the parents should rear their young together. We investigated the latt...
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Fig. S2 Male incubation (%) in relation to ambient temperature (°C) in two-hour periods: observed (filled circles) and fitted values (asterisks) are shown from mixed-effects model (see Methods for details).
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Fig. S3 Female incubation (%) in relation to ambient temperature (°C) in two-hour periods: observed (filled circles) and fitted values (asterisks) are shown from mixed-effects model (see Methods for details).
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Fig. S1 Total incubation (%) in relation to ambient temperature (°C) in two-hour periods: observed (filled circles) and fitted values (asterisks) are shown from mixed-effects model (see Methods for details).
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Capsule Hot environments are associated with more biparental care, high nest-site fidelity and low mate fidelity. Aims To investigate the breeding ecology and parental behaviour of Kentish Plovers in an extremely hot environment. Kentish Plovers have an unusually diverse breeding system in which the frequencies of biparental, female-only and male-o...
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Nest-site selection and nesting habitat use by the Sooty Gull (Larus hemprichii) was studied on Jarnein Island in the United Arab Emirates during the 2002 breeding season. Sooty Gull nests were located mainly on the north and northeast sides of the island. Birds showed definite preference for rocky substrates.
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The nesting ecology of the Greater Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius), the rarest stork in the world, was studied in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam, India during 1994-97. We made a study of nine colonies in the valley during the 1994-95 nesting season, followed by a more intensive study in two subsequent nesting seasons (1995-96 and 1996-97) of two...
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This paper reviews the distribution and status of Galliformes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over recent years. Hunting being strictly forbidden, the protection offered to bird species in general and Galliformes in particular in the UAE has helped them establish healthy breeding populations and some of them have expanded their range. Five specie...
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The connectivity and frequency of exchange between sub-populations of migratory birds is integral to understanding population dynamics over the entire species’ range. True geese are highly philopatric and acquire lifetime mates during the winter, suggesting that the number of distinct sub-populations may be related to the number of distinct winteri...
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The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a regional priority and a resident breeding species in the United Arab Emirates. Extensive surveys were conducted during the 2007 breeding season to assess the current breeding status of Ospreys in the Abu Dhabi Emirate. A total of 61 sites were surveyed, which included 46 islands and 15 coastal sites. Altogether...
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The Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor), a migrant breeder in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recorded breeding only from the Abu Dhabi Emirate. EAD undertook an extensive survey in 2007 to document their current status. A total of 22 sites (19 island sites and 3 coastal sites) were surveyed in the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Surveys were conducted three...
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The Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus breeds only on three islands in the United Arab Emirates. In March 2007, extensive searches and mapping of tropicbird nests were carried out on Jarnein Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A total of 217 nests was recorded of which 71% (155) were active with either chick or egg or adult bird present. Considering o...
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The mudflats of the southern Gulf support several million waterbirds during spring and autumn migration and an estimated 250 000 shorebirds use the vast inter-tidal zone of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at peak periods (Evans 1994, Butler et al. 2001). The Emirate of Abu Dhabi, with nearly 70% of the total land area of the Emirates, a 340 km coast...
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Studies conducted in the Keoladeo National Park during 1994-1997 on nest-site selection in the Blacknecked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) and White-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) showed that girth at breast height (GBH), height and canopy spread were the major factors governing the placement of nests. There were significant differences betwee...
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Greater spatial coverage, accuracy and non-invasiveness of satellite technology make it one of the best tools to track long-distance migrants, which is otherwise difficult using conventional radio telemetry. In this article, we review the evolution of satellite telemetry and its application. We provide examples of three recent studies in India that...
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Habitat suitability modelling of the Western tragopan using remote sensing and GIS modelling using field data collected between 1998-2001.
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The habitat use and flock composition of the Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus in Dudwa National Park, India was studied between 1991 and 1994. Six habitats were monitored during winter and summer throughout the study period. Data on habitat use, flock size and flock composition were collected from monitoring of six line transects and regular sightings...
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The Western Tragopan is one of the four species of tragopan that occur in India and it inhabits a small range in the western and north-western Himalayas. It is vulnerable to extinction and no more than 5000 birds survive in the wild. Many surveys have been undertaken to map its distribution and to access its population status. The most common metho...
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POINT is a freeware programme written in BASIC for analysis of vegetation data collected by Point Centered Quarter method. The programme calculates density, frequency and cover values and generates an Importance Value Index (IVI). The programme further calculates species diversity, richness and evenness indices which are frequently used by ecologis...
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Records of birds in and around Dudwa National Park were maintained from 1991 to 1994. The study involved intensive data collection on the bird community structure. Records from previous studies and surveys have been incorporated in this paper also. A total of 330 species were recorded from the park, of which 112 species breed in the area. The impac...
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Studies on the structure of bird communities of the Kumaon region were carried out during the pre-monsoon season in 1995 and were compared with those in 1996. Bird communities were sampled using five line transects and 10 point transects. Point transects conformed to the variable circular plots and were placed 200 meters apart for statistical indep...
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Three Eurasian Cranes Grus grus were successfully satellite tracked during their spring migration north from Gujarat, western India. They used the same migratory flyway across Pakistan and Afghanistan, skirting the Hindukush mountains, during their spring migration north, but their stopover sites differed from each other. The cranes summered at thr...

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Fauna and flora survey and monitoring for implementation of conservation measures