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Relict Forests of the Central Plateau


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
Meller's Duck Anas melleri EN non-breeding - present A1
Mascarene Swiftlet Aerodramus francicus NT resident 1998 present A1, A2
Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Cuckooshrike Lalage typica VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mascarene Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone bourbonnensis LC resident 1998 present A2
Mauritius Bulbul Hypsipetes olivaceus VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Olive White-eye Zosterops chloronothos CR resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Grey White-eye Zosterops mauritianus LC resident 1998 present A2
Mauritius Fody Foudia rubra EN resident 1998 present A1, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallee D'Osterlog Endemic Garden Endemic garden 275 protected area contained by site 0
Perrier Nature Reserve 2 protected area contained by site 0
Les Mares Nature Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 0
Gouly Pere Nature Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11
Bois Sec Nature Reserve 6 protected area contained by site 6

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Relict Forests of the Central Plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2020.