Bentael forest area


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 2006-2007 2,500-9,999 individuals B1iv

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)
2008 medium near favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Pelecanus onocrotalus Great White Pelican 120 103 individuals 86 near favourable
Pernis apivorus European Honey-buzzard 912 912 individuals 100 favourable
Accipiter brevipes Levant Sparrowhawk 191 191 individuals 100 favourable
Sylvia melanocephala Sardinian Warbler 26 26 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Bentael Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 75 protected area contained by site 150
Bentael Private Protected Area 200 protected area contains site 150

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bentael forest area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021.