TZ047
Kisarawe District Coastal Forests


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
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 2000 present A1, 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
Eastern Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-breasted Barbet Pogonornis melanopterus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike Prionops scopifrons LC resident 2000 present A3
East Coast Batis Batis soror LC resident 2000 present A3
Gorgeous Bush-shrike Telophorus viridis LC resident 2000 present A3
Cinnamon-breasted Tit Melaniparus pallidiventris LC resident 2000 present A3
Kretschmer's Longbill Macrosphenus kretschmeri LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda LC resident 2000 present A3
Fischer's Greenbul Phyllastrephus fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Lowland Tiny Greenbul Phyllastrephus debilis 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
Spotted Ground-thrush Geokichla guttata VU passage 2000 present A1
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 2000 present A3
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi NT resident 2000 present A1, A3
Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes neglectus LC resident 2000 present A3
Zanzibar Red Bishop Euplectes nigroventris LC resident 2000 present A3
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor LC resident 2000 present A3
Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3

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


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2011 unfavourable high medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
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
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ruvu South Forest Reserve 32,756 protected area contained by site 32,756
Ruvu South Forest Reserve 30,220 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pugu - Kisarawe Forest Reserve 2,394 protected area contained by site 2,394
Pugu Forest Reserve 2,424 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pugu State Forest Reserve 2,200 protected area contained by site 2,200
Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserve 5,017 protected area overlaps with site 5,017

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Community Conservation Banks Group (Cocoba) 2001
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.

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)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kisarawe District Coastal Forests. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kisarawe-district-coastal-forests-iba-tanzania on 26/02/2024.