ZW010
Chizarira National Park


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
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 1998 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha VU resident - present A1
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1998 present A3
Meves's Long-tailed Starling Lamprotornis mevesii LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti LC resident 1998 present A3
Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli LC resident 1998 present 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 high favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Woodland - monodominant 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Forest Woodland - monodominant 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inselbergs, kopjes & inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sinansengwe Wildlife Management Area 153 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sinampande Wildlife Management Area 61 protected area overlaps with site 0
Simchembo Wildlife Management Area 139 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sikalenge Wildlife Management Area 193 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nsenga Wildlife Management Area 87 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nenyunka Wildlife Management Area 241 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nabusenga Wildlife Management Area 177 protected area overlaps with site 0
Muchesu Wildlife Management Area 44 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kabuba Wildlife Management Area 235 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gandangula Forest (Lupane-Block G) Protected Forest 9,920 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chizarira National Park 191,000 is identical to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Forest Woodland - mixed, Woodland - monodominant -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inselbergs, kopjes & inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chizarira National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.