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Kilombero Valley


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
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus LC resident 2000 present A3
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN non-breeding 2000 present A1
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps LC non-breeding 1995 476 individuals A4i
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris NT non-breeding - 376 individuals A1, A4i
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 2000 present A1
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
Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi NT resident 2000 unknown A1, A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 2000 present A3
Melaniparus rufiventris NR resident 2000 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 2000 present A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti LC resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Sunbird Cinnyris shelleyi LC resident 2000 present A3
Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa 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)
2001 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
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 some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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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 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Selous Game Reserve 4,400,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kilombero Valley Floodplain Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 796,735 protected area contains site 400,000

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)
agriculture -
forestry -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kilombero Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/04/2019.