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Djibouti juniper forests

Country/Territory Djibouti
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

These forests, at 700-1,780 m, support the threatened Djibouti Francolin Francolinus ochropectus (see map, p. 390). The main (and probably only viable) site is the 14 km2 Forêt du Day National Park. However, the habitat there is being destroyed by overgrazing, clearance, firewood-gathering, army manoeuvres and other developments (Welch and Welch 1988). A second site at Mablas holds a small population (Blot 1985), but the species is judged to be Critical because of the continuing loss of habitat.

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Djibouti Francolin (Pternistis ochropectus) CR

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
DJ001 Forêt de Day Djibouti
DJ002 Mabla Djibouti

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Djibouti juniper forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/03/2019.