Islands of the Central River Division

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
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC resident 1997 500 breeding pairs A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC non-breeding 1997 1,300 individuals A4i
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca LC non-breeding 1997 500 individuals A4i
African Darter Anhinga rufa LC non-breeding 1997 600 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1997 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
River Gambia National Park 589 protected area overlaps with site 2,500


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Islands of the Central River Division. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.