ZW009
Hwange 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
Burchell's Sandgrouse Pterocles burchelli LC resident 1998 present A3
Bradfield's Hornbill Lophoceros bradfieldi LC resident 1998 present A3
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Barred Wren-warbler Calamonastes fasciolatus 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
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1998 present A3
Kalahari Scrub-robin Cercotrichas paena 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
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 medium near favourable medium
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Woodland - mixed 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Unknown 7 Wildlife Management Area 509 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Unknown 4 Wildlife Management Area 225 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sikumi State Forest 54,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ngamo State Forest 102,900 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Matetsi Safari Area 295,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mabhongana Wildlife Management Area 400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hwange National Park 1,465,100 is identical to site 1,460,000
Deka Safari Area 51,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Forest Woodland - mixed -
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Other artificial wetlands -
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral pools and wetlands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hwange National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/04/2021.