Chrissie Pans

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 62,500 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 high very unfavourable low
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Site summary
The Chrissie Pans IBA lies in the Mpumalanga Lakes District (85 065 ha), centred on the village of Chrissiesmeer. This site comprises a system of over 320 pans on private land, and boasts the largest natural inland freshwater lake in South Africa. When the pans are wet, total numbers regularly exceed 20 000 birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chrissie Pans. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.