MG061
Kirindy Mite National Park and extension


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 Teal Anas bernieri EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Giant Coua Coua gigas LC resident 1999 present A3
Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-capped Coua Coua olivaceiceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1999 present A1
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident 1999 present A1
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii VU resident 1999 present A1
Archbold's Newtonia Newtonia archboldi LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata LC resident 1999 present A3
Subdesert Brush-warbler Nesillas lantzii LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Thamnornis Thamnornis chloropetoides LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava LC resident 1999 present A3

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


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kirindy Mitea National Park 81,135 protected area contained by site 70,000
Kirindy Forest Reserve 10,000 protected area contained by site 10,000
Complexe des lacs Ambondro et Sirave (CLAS) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 14,482 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kirindy Mite National Park and extension. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kirindy-mite-national-park-and-extension-iba-madagascar on 27/02/2024.