Baro river

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1996

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident - present A1
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT winter 1970 500 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 20,000 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Jikao Controlled Hunting Area 337,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gambella National Park 441,070 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baro river. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.