Maloti Drakensberg Park

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii (1998)
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Area: 231,940 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 near favourable high high
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Site summary
This crescent-shaped Park, which forms part of southern Africa's eastern escarpment, extends for c. 200 km along most of KwaZulu-Natal's southwestern border with Lesotho. This Park is one of the world's primary breeding strongholds of the Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres. Other widespread cliff-nesting species include Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus, Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus and Black Stork Ciconia nigra.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Maloti Drakensberg Park. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.