ZW006
Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe)


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
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1998 present A3
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 1998 present A1, A3
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha VU resident - present A1
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1998 present A3
East Coast Batis Batis soror LC resident 1998 present A3
Olive Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Gorgeous Bush-shrike Telophorus viridis 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
Barratt's Warbler Bradypterus barratti LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1998 present A1, A3
Stripe-cheeked Bulbul Arizelocichla milanjensis LC 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
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
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia 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 near favourable low
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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland Grassland - montane 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inselbergs, kopjes & inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tarka State Forest 4,343 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ngorima B Wildlife Management Area 17 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Martin (i) State Forest 600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Chimanimani National Park 17,110 protected area overlaps with site 17,100

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
Grassland Grassland - montane -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inselbergs, kopjes & inland cliffs -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.