KE045
Lake Bogoria National Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1997 3,700 individuals A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 2001 18,540 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT winter 1999 1,070,000 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 1,000,000-2,499,999 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)
2009 high very unfavourable 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) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Bogoria Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 10,700 is identical to site 10,700
Lake Bogoria National Reserve 10,705 is identical to site 10,700
Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley World Heritage Site 32,034 protected area overlaps with site 9,631

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, wet -
Savanna Bushland & thicket - evergreen -
Wetlands (inland) Saline lakes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017.