Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (1998)
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Area: 5,984 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed high
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Site summary
Located 26 km south of Newcastle, Chelmsford Nature Reserve features a gently undulating landscape with lightly wooded hills and flat-bottomed valleys. Altitude range is 1 240-1 290 m a.s.l. The Chelmsford Dam, a large, man-made impoundment, and the Ngagane River are the dominant features in the area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chelmsford Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 03/10/2022.