ET048
Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1996

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1994 43,736 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC non-breeding 1995 700 individuals A4i
Phoenicopterus ruber NR non-breeding 1993 59,000 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1993-1995 100,000-230,000 individuals A1, A4i
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 1996 present A3
Star-spotted Nightjar Caprimulgus stellatus LC resident 1996 present A3
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU non-breeding 1992 5 individuals A1
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 1996 present A3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC non-breeding 1992-1993 12,000-17,200 individuals A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC non-breeding 1996 4,000 individuals A4i
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius LC non-breeding 1996 10,968 individuals A4i
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC winter 1995 35,819 individuals A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter 1994 36,272 individuals A4i
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC winter 1995 2,500 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 1994 650 individuals A4i
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 1996 present A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1996 5 individuals A1
Hemprich's Hornbill Lophoceros hemprichii LC resident 1996 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris LC resident 1996 present A3
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni LC resident 1996 present A3
Black-billed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus somaliensis LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris LC resident 1996 present A3
Chestnut-headed Sparrow-lark Eremopterix signatus LC resident 1996 present A3
Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis LC resident 1996 present A3
Boran Cisticola Cisticola bodessa LC resident 1996 present A3
Scaly Chatterer Argya aylmeri LC resident 1996 present A3
White-rumped Babbler Turdoides leucopygia LC resident 1996 present A3
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus LC resident 1996 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 1996 present A3
Rüppell's Weaver Ploceus galbula LC resident 1996 present A3
Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei LC resident 1996 present A3
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda charmosyna LC resident 1996 present A3
Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina LC resident 1996 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

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)
2013 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Abijatta-Shalla National Park 91,751 protected area overlaps with site 88,700

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/03/2021.