ZA081
Karoo National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1998

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii EN resident 1998 present A3
Karoo Bustard Heterotetrax vigorsii LC resident 1998 present A3
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus NT resident - present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC winter - 1,000-3,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Certhilauda subcoronata NR resident 1998 present A3
Black-eared Sparrow-lark Eremopterix australis LC resident 1998 present A3
Karoo Lark Calendulauda albescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Sclater's Lark Spizocorys sclateri NT resident 1998 present A3
Karoo Eremomela Eremomela gregalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Namaqua Warbler Phragmacia substriata LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-breasted Warbler Euryptila subcinnamomea LC resident 1998 present A3
Layard's Warbler Sylvia layardi LC resident 1998 present A3
Pale-winged Starling Onychognathus nabouroup LC resident 1998 present A3
Karoo Chat Emarginata schlegelii LC resident 1998 present A3
Sickle-winged Chat Emarginata sinuata LC resident 1998 present A3
Tractrac Chat Emarginata tractrac LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-headed Canary Serinus alario 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)
2014 medium not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

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) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines 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
Shrubland 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Not assessed medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Karoo National Park National Park 76,788 protected area contained by site 43,261
Camdeboo National Park National Park 14,745 protected area contained by site 16,500

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Karoo National Park Honorary Officers 0
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Shrubland - Cape (fynbos), Shrubland - dwarf Karroo -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karoo National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2020.