Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves

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
Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora NT resident 2000 present A3
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident - present A1
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ruiga River Forest Reserve 120,694 protected area overlaps with site 0
Burigi Game Reserve 220,000 protected area contained by site 220,000
Biharamulo Game Reserve 130,000 protected area contained by site 130,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Forest -
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Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.