TZ007
Ruaha National Park


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
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis gindiana LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps LC non-breeding 1997 500 individuals A4i
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 2000 present A3
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Emin's Barbet Trachyphonus emini LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-collared Lovebird Agapornis personatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Scaly Chatterer Argya aylmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Ashy Starling Lamprotornis unicolor LC resident 2000 present A3
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis LC resident 2000 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-capped Social-weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi LC resident 2000 present A3
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda charmosyna LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-headed Silverbill Odontospiza griseicapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina LC resident 2000 present A3
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus 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)
2009 high unfavourable high
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
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors flight paths happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Shrubland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rungwa Mwamagembe G.R. Game reserve 905,675 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ruaha National Park National Park 1,450,669 protected area overlaps with site 1,300,000
Pawaga-Idodi WMA Wildlife management area 77,700 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ruaha National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.