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Black River Gorges National Park and surrounding areas


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
Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mascarene Swiftlet Aerodramus francicus NT resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Cuckoo-shrike Lalage typica VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mascarene Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone bourbonnensis LC resident 1998 present A2
Mauritius Bulbul Hypsipetes olivaceus VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Zosterops borbonicus NR resident 1998 present A2
Mauritius Olive White-eye Zosterops chloronothos CR resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Fody Foudia rubra EN resident 1998 present A1, A2

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Fouge Mountain Reserve Natural Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Black River Gorges National Park 6,574 protected area contains site 6,270

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Black River Gorges National Park and surrounding areas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017.