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Djoudj wetlands


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
White-faced Whistling-duck Dendrocygna viduata LC winter 1986 66,050 individuals A4i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1992 12-50 individuals A1
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC winter 1987 181,410 individuals A4i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1987 33,700 individuals A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1986 240,984 individuals A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1989 24,755 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1990-1996 11,655-46,500 individuals A1
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio LC winter 1991 550 individuals A4i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1992 1,965 individuals A4i
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC winter 1997 5,163 individuals A4i
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1981 1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1991 3,413 individuals A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1986 807 breeding pairs A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC winter 1986 16,868 individuals A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC breeding 1982 8,500 breeding pairs A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1990 3,050 individuals A4i
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC winter 1996 200,000 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1993 200 individuals A4i
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1994 3,200 individuals A1, A4ii
River Prinia Prinia fluviatilis LC resident 1998 present A1
Riparia riparia NR winter - 2,000,000 individuals A4ii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1986-1996 500,000-999,999 individuals A4iii

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)
2001 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Oiseaux de Djoudj National Park 16,000 protected area contained by site 16,000
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary World Heritage Site 16,000 protected area contained by site 16,000
Djoudj Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,000 protected area contained by site 16,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Rocky areas -
Grassland -
Forest -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Djoudj wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2017.