Ankarafantsika National Park and Ampijoroa

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
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii EN non-breeding 1997 present A1
White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps LC resident 1997 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1997 present A1
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1997 present A1
Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti EN resident 1997 present A1, A3
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident 1997 present A1
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii NT resident 1997 present A1
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides CR resident 1997 5 breeding pairs A1, A3
Schlegel's Asity Philepitta schlegeli NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Van Dam's Vanga Xenopirostris damii EN resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata LC resident 1997 present A3
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava LC resident 1997 present A3

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)
2017 high unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - 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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning 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
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zones Humides Ankarafantsika (CLSA) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 33,145 protected area contained by site 0
Ankarafantsika National Park 134,965 is identical to site 134,965


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
Savanna -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ankarafantsika National Park and Ampijoroa. Downloaded from on 23/11/2020.