MW018
Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 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
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1999 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
East Coast Batis Batis soror LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1999 present A1, A3
Black-browed Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla fusciceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Ground-thrush Geokichla guttata VU resident 1999 present A1
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-flanked Robin-chat Dessonornis anomalus NT resident 1999 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1999 present A3
Thyolo Alethe Chamaetylas choloensis VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1999 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta 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 (2001).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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)
Mulanje Eastern Slopes Forest Reserve 1,418 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mulanje (CGP) Forest Reserve 1,569 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mulanje Forest Reserve 55,209 protected area contained by site 55,200
Mount Mulanje UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 45,130 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fortlister Forest Reserve 501 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mount-mulanje-forest-reserve-iba-malawi on 04/03/2024.