Bitterputs Conservation Area

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 45,540 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed negligible
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Site summary
Situated 65 km southwest of Pofadder, this site consists of flat gravel plains with a red dune system that runs from north to south in the central and western portion of the property. This is one of few sites protecting both the globally threatened Red Lark Certhilauda burra, which inhabits the red sand dunes, and the near-threatened Sclater's Lark Spizocorys sclateri.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bitterputs Conservation Area. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.