TZ021
Dar es Salaam coast


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
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC non-breeding 1995 400 individuals A4i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC non-breeding 1995 700 individuals A4i
Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis NT non-breeding 1982 2,000 individuals A4i
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii LC non-breeding 1995 400 individuals A4i
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC non-breeding 1995 1,000 individuals A4i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC non-breeding 1995 3,000 individuals A4i
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis LC non-breeding 1995 500 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1995 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
2013 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mangrove No.20 Forest Reserve 1,120 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangroove Forest Reserve 61 protected area contained by site 0
Magroove Forest Reserve 126 protected area contained by site 0
Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve 2,600 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Gezaulole Cultural Tourism Group 1998
Youth Vision of Kigamboni 2005
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dar es Salaam coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2022.