GA005
Akanda


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
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 1999 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1999 present A3
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter - 3,900 individuals A4i
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter - 8,192 individuals A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter - 10,219 individuals A4i
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris NT non-breeding - 750 individuals A1, A4i
Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum VU non-breeding - 300 individuals A1, A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC non-breeding - 1,500-2,000 individuals A4i
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1999 present A3
Congo Pied Hornbill Lophoceros fasciatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Piping Hornbill Bycanistes sharpii LC resident 1999 present A3
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus LC breeding 1999 unknown A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus EN resident 1999 present A3
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 1999 present A3
Petit's Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti LC resident 1999 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
Rufous-vented Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufocinerea LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 1999 present A3
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-lored Bristlebill Bleda notatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe castanea LC resident 1999 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 1999 present A3
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus LC resident 1999 present A3
Violet-tailed Sunbird Anthreptes aurantius LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes tephrolaemus LC resident 1999 present A3
Reichenbach's Sunbird Anabathmis reichenbachii LC resident 1999 present A3
Carmelite Sunbird Chalcomitra fuliginosa LC resident 1999 present A3
Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Long-legged Pipit Anthus pallidiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Reserve Aquatique du Cap Esterias Reserve Aquatique 15,612 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Parc National Akanda Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 54,000 protected area contains site 0
Akanda National Park 41,100 is identical to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akanda. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020.