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Anjozorobe Forest This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1998 present A1
Madagascar Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla VU resident 1998 present A3
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Rufous-headed Ground-roller Atelornis crossleyi NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea LC resident 1998 present A3
Common Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis coruscans LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-bellied Sunbird-asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1998 present A3
Crossley's Vanga Mystacornis crossleyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Green Jery Neomixis viridis LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Emu-tail Bradypterus brunneus LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Monticola sharpei NR resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1998 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1998 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 very high unfavourable medium
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Geological events avalanches/landslides likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads 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 51490 41100 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anjozorobe Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2019.