ZA013
Songimvelo Nature Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1998

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue Bustard Eupodotis caerulescens NT resident - present A1
Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus VU resident 1998 present A3
Forest Buzzard Buteo trizonatus NT resident 1998 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1998 present A3
Olive Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Barratt's Warbler Bradypterus barratti LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1998 present A3
Bush Blackcap Sylvia nigricapillus VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Scrub-robin Tychaedon signata LC resident 1998 present A2
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
Chorister Robin-chat Cossypha dichroa LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Buff-streaked Chat Campicoloides bifasciatus LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Gurney's Sugarbird Promerops gurneyi NT resident 1998 present A3
Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis LC resident 1998 present A3
Forest Canary Crithagra scotops LC resident 1998 present A2, 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)
2013 very high unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) 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%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) 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
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Geological events avalanches/landslides likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - smog happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - light pollution likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Pollution industrial & military effluents - seepage from mining happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors flight paths likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) 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 Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Songimvelo Game Reserve Nature Reserve 55,316 protected area contains site 56,000
Oosterbeek Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 838,174 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ida Doyer Private Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 32 protected area contained by site 0
Angel Ridge Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 584,748 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - highveld -
Forest Montane forest - mixed -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Songimvelo Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2022.