MG003
Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1999 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii EN resident 1985 present A1
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1985 present A3
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus LC resident 1985 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1985 present A3
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides LC resident 1985 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1985 present A1
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1985 present A1
Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei VU resident 1985 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident 1985 present A1
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii VU resident 1985 present A1
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1985 present A1, A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1985 present A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1985 present A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1985 present A3
Amber Mountain Rock-thrush Monticola erythronotus EN resident 1985 present A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1985 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1985 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1999).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 very unfavourable medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Unknown A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Unknown low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Montagne d'Ambre National Park 22,636 protected area contained by site 20,030
Forêt d'Ambre Special Reserve 2,993 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Unknown -
Forest -
Savanna -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/montagne-dambre-national-park-and-special-reserve-iba-madagascar on 21/02/2024.