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Bénoué 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
Adamawa Turtle-dove Streptopelia hypopyrrha LC resident 2000 present A3
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus LC resident 2000 present A3
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus LC breeding 2000 unknown A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 2000 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 2000 present A3
Emin's Shrike Lanius gubernator LC resident 2000 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus LC resident 2000 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 2000 present A3
Eremomela pusilla NR resident 2000 present A3
Red-winged Grey Warbler Drymocichla incana LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Dorst's Cisticola Cisticola guinea LC resident 2000 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 2000 present A3
White-collared Starling Grafisia torquata LC resident 2000 rare A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 2000 present A3
Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 2000 present A3
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta LC resident 2000 present A3
Lagonosticta larvata NR resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-winged Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica LC resident 2000 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata LC resident 2000 present A3
Vidua interjecta NR resident 2000 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis LC resident 2000 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 medium not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming likely in short term (within 4 years) 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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Parc National de la Benoué UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 180,000 is identical to site 180,000
Bénoué National Park 180,000 protected area contained by site 166,571

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Woodland - transition -
Savanna Wooded grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bénoué National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2019.