Benfontein


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered

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)
2013 medium near favourable 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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Savanna 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Saltpans 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Phoeniconaias minor Lesser Flamingo 500 1500 individuals 100 favourable
Anthropoides paradiseus Blue Crane 8 7 individuals 88 near favourable
Neotis ludwigii Ludwig's Bustard 20 20 individuals 100 favourable
Eupodotis caerulescens Blue Bustard 8 8 individuals 100 favourable
Sagittarius serpentarius Secretarybird 6 2 individuals 34 very unfavourable
Gyps africanus White-backed Vulture 20 15 breeding pairs 75 near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Saltpans -
Savanna -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Benfontein. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/10/2020.