BJ002
Pendjari National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1998 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1998 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1998 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus LC resident 1998 present A3
Eremomela pusilla NR resident 1998 present A3
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma LC resident 1998 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-winged Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica LC resident 1998 present A3
Pytilia phoenicoptera NR resident 1998 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1998 present A3
Togo Paradise-whydah Vidua togoensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 1998 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 medium favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
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
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Savanna 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Reserve de la biosphére de la Pendjari UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 880,000 protected area contains site 275,500
Pendjari Hunting Zone 175,000 protected area contained by site 175,000
Boucle de la Pendjari National Park 275,500 is identical to site 275,500
Atakora Hunting Zone 122,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Savanna -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pendjari National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2019.