Amatole Forest Complex

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 42,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
This IBA consists of a series of montane forest blocks, including several State Forests, surrounding fragmented urban and rural areas. The forests hold a considerable number of the escarpment race of the Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus robustus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Amatole Forest Complex. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.