South Africa

State of the world's birds case studies

Introduction: The importance of birds to biodiversity
State: What we know about the changing state of birds
Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


South Africa at a glance




1,219,090 km2

BirdLife Partner

BirdLife South Africa


Total number of birds 761
Globally threatened birds 54
Country endemics 18

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 99
Total IBA area 10,040,791 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 6

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2020) Country profile: South Africa. Available from Checked: 2020-09-21