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Boni and Dodori National Reserves


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Fischer's Turaco Tauraco fischeri NT resident 2012-2013 present A1, A3
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 2012-2013 present A1, A3
Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegaloides LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Mombasa Woodpecker Campethera mombassica LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike Prionops scopifrons LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Gorgeous Bush-shrike Telophorus viridis LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Fischer's Greenbul Phyllastrephus fischeri LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Lowland Tiny Greenbul Phyllastrephus debilis LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Scaly Babbler Turdoides squamulata LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Mouse-coloured Sunbird Cyanomitra verreauxii LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Violet-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris chalcomelas LC resident 2012-2013 present A3
Malindi Pipit Anthus melindae LC resident 2014 present A1, A3

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2020 high 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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
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
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Lowland forest - mixed moist evgn & semi-evgn 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kiunga Marine Conservancy Community Nature Reserve 28,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dodori National Reserve 87,700 protected area overlaps with site 87,739
Boni National Reserve 133,900 protected area overlaps with site 133,900
Awer Community Conservancy Community Nature Reserve 20,900 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Woodland - mixed, Lowland forest - mixed moist evgn & semi-evgn -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Savanna Wooded grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
National Reserves. 

The Aweer Community Conservancy contain a few small settlements, farms and cleared areas. Recent fighting in Boni Forest may have altered the land use.



Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boni and Dodori National Reserves. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2022.