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False Bay Nature Reserve


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
South African Shelduck Tadorna cana LC non-breeding - 87-477 individuals A4i
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma LC non-breeding - 346-1,332 individuals A4i
Cape Shoveler Spatula smithii LC non-breeding - 603-1,418 individuals A4i
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis LC non-breeding - 403-628 individuals A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC non-breeding - 25-51 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC non-breeding - 328-1,380 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding - present A1
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding - 1,878-4,328 individuals A4i
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis EN breeding - 1,000-15,000 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis EN non-breeding - 2,665-40,000 individuals A1, A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC non-breeding - 467-942 individuals A4i
Hartlaub's Gull Larus hartlaubii LC non-breeding - 1,156-3,506 individuals A4i
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus LC non-breeding - 996-3,685 individuals A4i
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC winter - 1,025-6,832 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter - 3,027 individuals A4i
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii LC non-breeding - 753 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a resident - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
2012 high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes introduced genetic material likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant 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%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Shrubland Shrubland - Cape (fynbos) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches - riverine 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Spatula smithii Cape Shoveler 1418 630 individuals 45 unfavourable
Anas capensis Cape Teal 1799 450 individuals 26 very unfavourable
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe 51 16 individuals 32 very unfavourable
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaub's Gull 3506 830 individuals 24 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zeekoevlei Local Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 421 protected area contained by site 0
Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary Nature Reserve 100 protected area contained by site 0
False Bay Nature Reserve Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,543 protected area contained by site 0
False Bay Ecology Park Other 3,000 is identical to site 3,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Shrubland - Cape (fynbos) -
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches - riverine -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: False Bay Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2022.