SL007
Western Area Peninsula Non-hunting Forest Reserve 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
Ahanta Francolin Pternistis ahantensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 2000 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 2000 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 2000 present A3
Bubo poensis NR resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 2000 present A3
Tockus fasciatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata VU resident 2000 present A1, A3
Tropicranus albocristatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 2000 present A3
Gymnobucco calvus NR resident 2000 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 2000 present A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 2000 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Little Green Woodpecker Campethera maculosa LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 2000 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Dendropicos gabonensis NR resident 2000 present A3
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 2000 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 2000 present A3
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 2000 present A3
Turati's Boubou Laniarius turatii LC resident 2000 present A1, A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 2000 present A3
White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 2000 present A3
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti LC resident 2000 present A3
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 2000 present A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serinus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 2000 present A3
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 2000 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 2000 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 2000 present A3
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei LC resident 2000 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 2000 present A3
Phyllastrephus icterinus NR resident 2000 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Phyllanthus atripennis NR resident 2000 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Alethe diademata NR resident 2000 present A3
Forest Scrub-robin Tychaedon leucosticta LC resident 2000 present A3
Ussher's Flycatcher Bradornis ussheri LC resident 2000 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 2000 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 2000 present A3
Olivaceous Flycatcher Fraseria olivascens LC resident 2000 present A3
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 2000 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 2000 present A3
Deleornis fraseri NR resident 2000 present A3
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 2000 present A3
Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 2000 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 2000 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 2000 present A3
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 2000 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.

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


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Lowland forest - mixed moist evgn & semi-evgn 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Western Area National Park 17,688 is identical to site 17,688
Western Area No or Non - Hunting Forest Reserve 17,688 is identical to site 17,688

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Savanna Bushland & thicket - deciduous -
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry -
Forest Mid-altitude forest - transitional -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
military -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Area Peninsula Non-hunting Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/09/2019.