ET056
Nechisar National Park and surroundings


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
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 1996 present A3
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1990-1995 uncommon A1
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus LC resident 1996 present A3
Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar Caprimulgus donaldsoni LC resident 1996 present A3
Nechisar Nightjar Caprimulgus solala VU resident 1990 present A2, A3
Star-spotted Nightjar Caprimulgus stellatus LC resident 1996 present A3
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 1996 present A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1990-1995 frequent A1
Hemprich's Hornbill Lophoceros hemprichii 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
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris LC resident 1996 present A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 1996 present A3
Mouse-coloured Penduline-tit Anthoscopus musculus LC resident 1996 present A3
Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis LC resident 1996 present A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 1996 present A3
Boran Cisticola Cisticola bodessa LC resident 1996 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 1996 present A3
White-rumped Babbler Turdoides leucopygia LC resident 1996 present A3
Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor LC resident 1996 present A3
Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius LC resident 1996 present A3
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus LC resident 1996 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1996 present A3
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis LC resident 1996 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 1996 present A3
Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina 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 near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Savanna 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nechisar National Park 34,230 is identical to site 51,400

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Permanent herbaceous swamps and bogs, Rivers & streams, Geothermal springs, Sand dunes and beaches - riverine -
Forest Lowland forest - riparian, Woodland - riparian, Woodland - monodominant -
Savanna Bushland & thicket - deciduous, Bushland & thicket - evergreen, Wooded grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nechisar National Park and surroundings. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.