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Guembeul Avifaunal Reserve and St Louis lagoons


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 2014-2017 1,496-2,680 individuals B3a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 613-1,108 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2017 50-62 individuals B1a
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC non-breeding 2014-2017 226-253 individuals B3a

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)
2001 high not assessed not assessed
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
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Réserve spéciale de faune de Guembeul Special Reserve 720 protected area contained by site 720
Gueumbeul Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 720 protected area contained by site 720

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guembeul Avifaunal Reserve and St Louis lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2021.