MR007
Banc d'Arguin National Park


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
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC resident - 12,940 breeding pairs A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1980 118,200 individuals A4i
Nubian Bustard Neotis nuba NT resident 2001 present A1, A3
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC resident - 1,610 breeding pairs A4i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1980 18,591 individuals A4i
Egretta garzetta NR winter 1997 4,418 individuals A4i
Egretta gularis NR resident - 745 breeding pairs A4i
Egretta gularis NR winter 1980 2,899 individuals A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC breeding - 3,080 breeding pairs A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC winter 1980 3,763 individuals A4i
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus LC winter 1980 7,787 individuals A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding - 4,260 breeding pairs A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1980 9,395 individuals A4i
Haematopus ostralegus NR winter 1980 9,176 individuals A4i
Charadrius alexandrinus NR winter 1980 17,380 individuals A4i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 1980 23,425 individuals A4i
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter 1979 133,055 individuals A4i
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC winter 1972 25,000 individuals A4i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1972 25,000 individuals A4i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1980 542,965 individuals A4i
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter 1980 17,081 individuals A4i
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 1980 365,880 individuals A4i
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 1997 226,023 individuals A4i
Sanderling Calidris alba LC winter 1997 20,556 individuals A4i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 1997 919,895 individuals A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter 1980 43,899 individuals A4i
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC winter 1997 4,030 individuals A4i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1997 102,266 individuals A4i
Sterna nilotica NR breeding - 1,180 breeding pairs A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding - 1,610 breeding pairs A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1997 4,305 individuals A4i
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter 1980 14,936 individuals A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding - 2,575 breeding pairs A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC winter 1997 5,069 individuals A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding - 40 breeding pairs A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 1979 9,180 individuals A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC breeding - 5,630 breeding pairs A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC winter 1997 3,340 individuals A4i
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 2001 present A3
Eremalauda dunni NR resident 2001 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 2001 present A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 2001 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 2001 present A3
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 2001 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 2001 present A3
Passer simplex NR resident 2001 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 2001 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 2,500,000-4,999,999 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding - 50,000-99,999 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Not assessed Not assessed low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Banc d’Arguin Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,200,000 protected area contains site 1,173,000
Banc d'Arguin National Park World Heritage Site 1,200,000 protected area contains site 1,173,000
Banc d'Arguin National Park 1,207,500 is identical to site 1,173,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Banc d'Arguin National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2017.