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Liben plains and Negele woodlands


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
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 1996 present A3
Heuglin's Bustard Neotis heuglinii LC resident 1996 present A3
Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis gindiana LC resident 1996 present A3
Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-naped Bush-shrike Laniarius ruficeps LC resident 1996 present A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 1996 present A3
Liben Lark Heteromirafra archeri CR resident 1996 present A1, A2, A3
Gillett's Lark Mirafra gilletti LC resident 1996 present A3
Somali Short-toed Lark Alaudala somalica LC resident 1996 present A3
Tiny Cisticola Cisticola nana LC resident 1996 present A3
Scaly Chatterer Argya aylmeri LC resident 1996 present A3
White-crowned Starling Lamprotornis albicapillus LC resident 1996 present A3
Hunter's Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri LC resident 1996 present A3
Shining Sunbird Cinnyris habessinicus 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
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus LC resident 1996 present A3
Northern Grosbeak-canary Crithagra donaldsoni 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)
2013 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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) 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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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Liben plains and Negele woodlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/05/2020.