RW003
Akagera National Park


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora NT resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN non-breeding - present A1
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident - present A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter - present A1
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri NT resident 1998 present A1, A3
Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-winged Swamp-warbler Bradypterus carpalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops LC resident 1998 present A3
White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei LC resident 1998 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed medium medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset unknown

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises 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

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Akagera National Park 112,193 is identical to site 90,000

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Akagera National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/akagera-national-park-iba-rwanda on 26/02/2024.