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Ndzuani highlands


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
Anjouan Scops-owl Otus capnodes EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Circus maillardi NR resident - present A1
Nesillas longicaudata NR resident 1998 present A2
Comoro Thrush Turdus bewsheri LC resident 1998 present A2
Anjouan Sunbird Cinnyris comorensis LC resident 1998 present A2
Foudia eminentissima NR 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lac Dziani Boudouni Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 30 protected area contained by site 30

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ndzuani highlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2019.