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Namib-Naukluft Park


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
Hartlaub's Francolin Pternistis hartlaubi LC resident 1998 present A3
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding - present A1
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii EN resident 1998 present A3
Karoo Bustard Heterotetrax vigorsii LC resident 1998 present A3
Rüppell's Bustard Heterotetrax rueppelii LC resident 1998 present A3
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus EN resident - present A1
Crowned Cormorant Microcarbo coronatus LC non-breeding - 50-150 individuals A1, A4i
Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus EN non-breeding - 100-200 individuals A1, A4i
African Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini LC non-breeding - 30-50 individuals A1, A4i
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus LC non-breeding - 250-350 individuals A4i
Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum LC non-breeding - 560 individuals A1, A4i
Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum LC breeding 1998 220 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC winter - 10,000 individuals A4i
Monteiro's Hornbill Tockus monteiri LC resident 1998 present A3
Rüppell's Parrot Poicephalus rueppellii LC resident 1998 present A3
Ground Batis Lanioturdus torquatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Gray's Lark Ammomanopsis grayi LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-eared Sparrow-lark Eremopterix australis LC resident 1998 present A3
Dune Lark Calendulauda erythrochlamys LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Stark's Lark Spizocorys starki LC resident 1998 present A3
Rockrunner Achaetops pycnopygius LC resident 1998 present A3
Karoo Eremomela Eremomela gregalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Barred Wren-warbler Calamonastes fasciolatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-breasted Warbler Euryptila subcinnamomea LC resident 1998 present A3
Layard's Warbler Curruca layardi LC resident 1998 present A3
Pale-winged Starling Onychognathus nabouroup LC resident 1998 present A3
Kalahari Scrub-robin Cercotrichas paena LC resident 1998 present A3
Herero Chat Melaenornis herero LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Karoo Chat Emarginata schlegelii LC resident 1998 present A3
Tractrac Chat Emarginata tractrac LC resident 1998 present A3
Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-headed Canary Serinus alario 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)
2013 high near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying 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
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tsau // Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park 2,181,200 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sandwich Harbour Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
NamibRand Private Reserve 172,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area Marine Protected Area 949,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Namib-Naukluft National Park 5,076,600 is identical to site 4,976,800
Namib Sky Ballooning Concession 163,000 protected area contained by site 0
Namib Sand Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 3,077,700 protected area contained by site 3,089,346
Klein Aus Vista Concession 340,200 protected area contained by site 0
Dorob National Park 817,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Namib-Naukluft Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2022.