ZW003
Stapleford Forest


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU resident 1983 1 breeding pairs A1
Olive Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1998 present A3
Briar Warbler Oreophilais robertsi LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chirinda Apalis Apalis chirindensis LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1998 present A1, A3
Andropadus milanjensis NR resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1998 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Gurney's Sugarbird Promerops gurneyi NT resident 1998 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1998 present A3

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)
2011 high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale 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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution 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
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland Grassland - montane 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Stapleford State Forest 24,600 protected area contained by site 24,600

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland Grassland - montane -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stapleford Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2019.