MG043
Ambatovaky Special Reserve


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
White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus VU resident 1990 present A1
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor VU resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1990 present A3
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus LC resident 1990 present A3
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana LC resident 1990 present A2, A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1990 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1990 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1990 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1990 present A1
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1990 present A1
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur EN resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii NT resident 1990 present A1
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus VU resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger VU resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1990 present A1, A3
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea LC resident 1990 present A3
Common Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis coruscans LC resident 1990 present A3
Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae VU resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1990 present A3
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris LC resident 1990 present A2, A3
Crossley's Vanga Mystacornis crossleyi LC resident 1990 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1990 present A3
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii EN resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri EN resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Green Jery Neomixis viridis LC resident 1990 present A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1990 present A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1990 present A3
Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps NT resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops LC resident 1990 present A1
Monticola sharpei NR resident 1990 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1990 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1990 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)
2017 high near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small 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
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities 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 Lowland forest - mondom moist evgn & semi-evgn 60500 78000 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Unknown A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ambatovaky Special Reserve 24,866 protected area contained by site 24,866

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Unknown -
Forest Lowland forest - mondom moist evgn & semi-evgn -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ambatovaky Special Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/11/2019.