TN030
Steppe de Gafsa


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
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 1999 present A3
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 1999 present A3
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti VU resident 1999 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala LC resident 1999 present A3
Tristram's Warbler Sylvia deserticola LC resident 1999 unknown A3
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans LC breeding 1999 unknown A3
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1999 present A3
Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1999 present A3
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens LC resident 1999 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus 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)
2001 high favourable negligible
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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) Unknown Unknown negligible
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Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
AAO/ Gasfa Regional Branch 2000
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - highveld, Grassland - montane -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Steppe de Gafsa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.