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Serengeti 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
Grey-breasted Francolin Pternistis rufopictus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT winter 1964 150,000 individuals A1, A4i
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 2000 present A3
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus LC winter 1989 2,000 individuals A4i
Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus LC winter 1998 1,000 individuals A4i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT winter - 120 individuals A1, A4i
Sterna nilotica NR winter 1990 1,000 individuals A4i
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC winter 1990 10,000 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
Trachyphonus darnaudii NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Usambiro Barbet Trachyphonus usambiro LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala LC resident 2000 present A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage - present A1
Fischer's Lovebird Agapornis fischeri NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-crested Helmetshrike Prionops poliolophus NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-throated Tit Melaniparus fringillinus LC resident 2000 present A1, A3
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Somali Short-toed Lark Alaudala somalica LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Short-tailed Lark Spizocorys fremantlii LC resident 2000 present A3
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Banded Warbler Sylvia boehmi LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 2000 present A3
Hildebrandt's Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti 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
Rufous-tailed Weaver Histurgops ruficauda LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Black-capped Social-weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei 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
Swahili Sparrow Passer suahelicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata LC resident 2000 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1964 100,000-499,999 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 medium not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) Unknown Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2,305,100 protected area contains site 1,476,300
Serengeti National Park World Heritage Site 1,476,300 is identical to site 1,476,300
Serengeti National Park 1,476,300 is identical to site 1,476,300
Ngorongoro Conservation Area World Heritage Site 809,440 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ngorongoro Conservation Area World Heritage Site 809,440 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ngorongoro Conservation Area 828,800 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Maswa Game Reserve 220,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Serengeti National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2017.