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Bonga forest


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
White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis LC resident 1996 present A3
Banded Barbet Lybius undatus LC resident 1996 present A3
Black-winged Lovebird Agapornis taranta LC resident 1996 present A3
Ethiopian Black-headed Oriole Oriolus monacha LC resident 1996 present A3
Thick-billed Raven Corvus crassirostris LC resident 1996 present A3
White-backed Black Tit Melaniparus leuconotus LC resident 1996 present A3
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni LC resident 1995 common A3
Abyssinian Ground-thrush Geokichla piaggiae LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis chocolatinus LC resident 1996 present A3
Rüppell's Robin-Chat Cossypha semirufa LC resident 1996 present A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1996 present A3
Swainson's Sparrow Passer swainsonii LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Citril Crithagra citrinelloides LC resident 1996 present A3
Brown-rumped Seedeater Crithagra tristriata LC resident 1996 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 1996 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)
1996 medium unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kafa UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 219,325 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bonga National Forest Priority Area 161,423 is identical to site 161,423

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Farmbush, fallow & ruderal land, Forestry & agro-industrial plantations, Improved pasture land and wooded farmland -
Forest Montane forest - mixed, Montane forest - monodominant, Montane forest - undifferentiated -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bonga forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2020.