Orange River Mouth Wetlands This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 2,300 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 very unfavourable very high low
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Site summary
The Orange River mouth is located on the arid Atlantic coast at South Africa's border with Namibia. This IBA is a 13 km long section of the Orange River, including its floodplain and terrestrial matrix. Bird numbers and diversity can be as high as 26 000 individuals comprising 56 species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Orange River Mouth Wetlands. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.