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Selous Game Reserve


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
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN winter - present A1
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps LC winter 1995 515 individuals A4i
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 2000 present A3
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi LC resident 2000 present A3
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegaloides LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Eastern Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-breasted Barbet Pogonornis melanopterus LC resident 2000 present A3
Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi NT resident 2000 present A1, A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus LC resident 2000 present A3
Nyasa Lovebird Agapornis lilianae NT resident 2000 unknown A3
Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike Prionops scopifrons LC resident 2000 unknown A3
East Coast Batis Batis soror LC resident 2000 present A3
Telophorus quadricolor NR resident 2000 present A3
Melaniparus rufiventris NR resident 2000 present A3
Calamonastes undosa NR resident 2000 present A3
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda LC resident 2000 present A3
Phyllastrephus debilis NR resident 2000 present A3
Fischer's Greenbul Phyllastrephus fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca LC resident 2000 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 2000 present A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti LC resident 2000 present A3
Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes neglectus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Shelley's Sunbird Cinnyris shelleyi LC resident 2000 present A3
Zanzibar Red Bishop Euplectes nigroventris LC resident 2000 present A3
Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri VU resident 2000 present A1, A2
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps NT resident 2000 present A3
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor LC resident 2000 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli 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 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
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) 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
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Selous Game Reserve World Heritage Site 4,480,000 is identical to site 5,000,000
Selous Game Reserve 4,400,000 is identical to site 5,000,000
Kilombero Valley Floodplain Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 796,735 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)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Selous Game Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/12/2017.