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Kidepo Valley National Park


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
Heuglin's Francolin Pternistis icterorhynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Nyanza Swift Apus niansae LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT winter - present A1
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Jackson's Hornbill Tockus jacksoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus purpuratus LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-breasted Barbet Pogonornis rolleti LC resident 1998 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1998 present A3
Emin's Shrike Lanius gubernator LC resident 1998 present A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1998 present A3
Mouse-coloured Penduline-tit Anthoscopus musculus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra LC resident 1998 present A3
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps LC resident 1998 present A3
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Warbler Sylvia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 1998 present A3
Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1998 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 1998 present A3
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1998 present A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Firefinch Lagonosticta nigricollis LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1998 present A3
Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina LC resident 1998 present A3
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis LC resident 1998 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)
2012 medium near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation 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
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zulia Forest Reserve 92,579 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nyangea - Napore Forest Reserve 42,307 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lopeichubei Forest Reserve 16,664 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lomej Forest Reserve 766 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kidepo Valley National Park 143,000 protected area overlaps with site 143,000
Karenga Community Wildlife Management Area 95,600 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)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kidepo Valley National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.