ZM009
Barotse Floodplains


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
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis LC non-breeding - 3,750 individuals A4i
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU non-breeding - 145 individuals A1, A4i
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
African Spoonbill Platalea alba LC non-breeding - 150 individuals A4i
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC non-breeding - 10,000 individuals A4i
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula VU non-breeding - present A1
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus LC non-breeding - 5,000 individuals A4i
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus LC winter - 200 individuals A4i
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC winter - 20,000 individuals A4i
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis LC non-breeding - 500 individuals A4i
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT winter - 300 individuals A1, A4i
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris NT non-breeding - 100 individuals A1, A4i
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC non-breeding - 150 individuals A4i
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC winter - 2,000 individuals A4i
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter - present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC winter - present A1

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)
2005 medium unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) Unknown Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Zambezi Game Management Area 3,807,000 protected area overlaps with site 240,000
Watembo Forest Reserve 8,670 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ngomangulu Forest Reserve 2,542 protected area contained by site 0
Lutengwe Forest Reserve 191 protected area overlaps with site 0
Liuwa Plain National Park 366,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kangwe FoR* Forest Reserve 3,513 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kalamba Forest Reserve 680 protected area overlaps with site 0
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.73 Forest Reserve 169 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barotse Floodplains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.