Franklin Vlei

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (1998)
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Area: 5,244 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
Franklin Vlei is a large complex wetland that has several areas of significance. The first of these is Vogelvlei, which is comparatively undisturbed. The second significant area is the causeway that crosses a wet zone of the vlei near Franklin village. Franklin Vlei has the largest known White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi population in South Africa.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Franklin Vlei. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.