SO020
Boja swamps


Site description (2001 baseline):

Site location and context
Boja swamps lie in the lower reaches of the Shabeelle river a little way downstream (south-west) of Arbowerow (site SO018). The site contains grass swamps and deciduous bushland on the river flood-plain.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. Of the Somali–Masai biome species Pseudonigrita cabanisi has been recorded from few other IBAs in Somalia.

Non-bird biodiversity: Both Loxodonta africana (EN) and Syncerus caffer (LR/cd) occur, or used to do so.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site has been proposed as a Wildlife Reserve. Threats include clearance of land for agriculture.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Boja swamps. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/boja-swamps-iba-somalia on 28/02/2024.