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Mau Narok - Molo grasslands


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
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT winter - uncommon A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1999 present A1
Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri LC resident 1999 present A2
Aberdare Cisticola Cisticola aberdare VU resident 1999 present A2
Jackson's Widowbird Euplectes jacksoni NT resident 1999 present A1, A2
Sharpe's Longclaw Macronyx sharpei EN resident 1999 present A1, A2

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)
2019 very high very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? No 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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - soil erosion, sedimentation happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) 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
Grassland Grassland - montane 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

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 Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ol-pusimoru Forest Reserve 17,258 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mau Narok Forest Reserve 851 protected area overlaps with site 0
Londiani Forest Reserve 106 protected area overlaps with site 0
Eastern Mau Forest Reserve 66,067 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - montane -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mau Narok - Molo grasslands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021.