KM001
Karthala Mountains


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
Comoro Olive-pigeon Columba pollenii NT resident 1998 present A1, A2
Comoro Blue-pigeon Alectroenas sganzini NT resident 1998 present A2
Grand Comoro Scops-owl Otus pauliani EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Circus maillardi NR resident - present A1
Comoro Drongo Dicrurus fuscipennis EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Grand Comoro Brush-warbler Nesillas brevicaudata LC resident 1998 present A2
Grand Comoro Bulbul Hypsipetes parvirostris VU resident 1998 present A2
Mount Karthala White-eye Zosterops mouroniensis VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Comoro Thrush Turdus bewsheri LC resident 1998 present A2
Humblot's Flycatcher Humblotia flavirostris EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Humblot's Sunbird Cinnyris humbloti LC resident 1998 present A2
Grand Comoro Fody Foudia consobrina NT resident 1998 present 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Le Karthala Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 13,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
other -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karthala Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.