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Assop Falls and hills 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
Adamawa Turtle-dove Streptopelia hypopyrrha LC resident 1999 present A3
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1999 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1999 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1999 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1999 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Eremomela pusilla NR resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae LC breeding 1999 unknown A3
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta LC resident 1999 unknown A3
Lagonosticta larvata NR resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-winged Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica LC resident 1999 present A3
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii LC resident 1999 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1999 present A3
Vidua interjecta NR resident 1999 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 1999 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 very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Shrubland 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Assop Falls and hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2019.