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Parque Estadual do Morro do Chapéu


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2022 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-browed Guan Penelope jacucaca VU resident 2021 min 30 individuals A1
Hooded Visorbearer Augastes lumachella NT resident 2014-2017 min 30 individuals B1a

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2022).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2022 very unfavourable medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest Tropical deciduous forest 0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable
Forest Tropical semi-deciduous forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Savanna Cerrado 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Parque Estadual Do Morro Do Chapéu Parque 48,506 protected area overlaps with site 6,000

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical deciduous forest, Tropical semi-deciduous forest -
Savanna Cerrado -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Estadual do Morro do Chapéu. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/parque-estadual-do-morro-do-chapéu-iba-brazil on 28/02/2024.