Karkloof Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 1,748 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2006 not assessed medium high
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Site summary
The site is located 19 km north of Howick. The western part of the reserve consists mainly of evergreen forest, with some Natal Mistbelt grassland in places it is supplemented with Protea forming sparse open woodland. The forest holds many important species, including small numbers of the threatened Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus and Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba delegorguei.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Karkloof Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.