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Kamfers Dam This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca LC non-breeding - 6,000 individuals A4i
South African Shelduck Tadorna cana LC non-breeding - 92-500 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC non-breeding - 900 individuals A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding - 1,208-18,000 individuals A4i

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 very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - smog likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution industrial & military effluents - seepage from mining happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors flight paths happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Shrubland Scrub - woodland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral pools and wetlands 0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Alopochen aegyptiaca Egyptian Goose 6000 1994 individuals 34 very unfavourable
Tadorna cana South African Shelduck 500 500 individuals 100 favourable
Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe 900 448 individuals 50 unfavourable
Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo 18000 4800 individuals 27 very unfavourable
Phoeniconaias minor Lesser Flamingo 19566 81000 individuals 100 favourable
Charadrius pallidus Chestnut-banded Plover 18 8 individuals 45 unfavourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 300 300 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Save the Flamingo 2008
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - Semi-desert -
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands, Ephemeral pools and wetlands -
Shrubland Scrub - woodland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kamfers Dam. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2019.