GW001
Rio Cacheu


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 2014-2017 101-175 individuals B1a
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1997 present A3
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2014-2017 182-370 individuals B1a
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2014-2017 17-30 individuals B1a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2017 228-399 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 178-256 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2017 1,185-1,646 individuals B1a
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 2014-2017 275-370 individuals B3a
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1997 present A3
Turati's Boubou Laniarius turatii LC resident 1997 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1997 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus LC resident 1997 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1997 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rio Cacheu Mangroves Natural Park 88,615 protected area overlaps with site 54,000
Parc Naturel des Mangroves du Fleuve Cacheu (PNTC) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 88,615 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Savanna -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rio Cacheu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2021.