Kalahari-Gemsbok National Park

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A3 (1998)
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Area: 959,103 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high favourable high
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Site summary
Situated in the sliver of land between Botswana and Namibia, 320 km north of Upington, the Kalahari-Gemsbok National Park forms a relatively small, but vital part of the large semi-arid southern Kalahari ecosystem. This Park supports several raptor species including White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, Lappet-faced Vulture Aegypius tracheliotos, White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis and Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kalahari-Gemsbok National Park. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.