KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2015)
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Area: 31,760 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 very unfavourable high low
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Site summary
The mistbelt forms an irregular band through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, extending from Weza in the southwest to Ngome in the northeast. The forests hold many important species, including the largest remaining population of the threatened Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus as well as Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer and Lemon Dove Aplopelia larvata.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.