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Rufiji Delta


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2000 16,043 individuals A4i
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus LC winter 1988 708 individuals A4i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC non-breeding 2000 3,402 individuals A4i
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC non-breeding 2000 203 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 2000 3,427 individuals A4i
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis LC non-breeding 2000 1,939 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Rufiji-Mafia-Kilwa Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 596,908 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rufiji State Forest Reserve 152,890 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangroves along Mbezi Forest Reserve 769 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangroves (Mikindani) Forest Reserve 1,044 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 131 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 149 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 223 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 24 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 46 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 36 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 204 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 313 protected area contained by site 0
Mangrove Forest Reserve 1,841 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 105 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 2,369 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 134 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 3,208 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 101 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 1,108 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 1,601 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 34 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 4,346 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 19 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 3,963 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 95 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 13 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 2,318 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 2,114 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 441 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 25 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 143 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 1,200 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 615 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 2,084 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 4,873 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 1,997 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 7,191 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 4,033 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 59 protected area contained by site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 82 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
other -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rufiji Delta. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/rufiji-delta-iba-tanzania on 22/02/2024.