Barberspan and Leeupan

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 4,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high unfavourable medium
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Site summary
Barberspan is a large (6 x 4 km), permanent, shallow alkaline lake, which has its own small catchment of 30 km2. The IBA includes the nearby Leeupan, which is connected to Barberspan via a narrow channel.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barberspan and Leeupan. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.