Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 298,310 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2012 unfavourable high medium
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Site summary
The Kouga-Baviaanskloof Complex encompasses large areas of mountainous terrain in the western portion of the Eastern Cape. The KIBA and the surrounding plains hold a remarkable number of avian habitats, making it home to approximately 300 bird species. The mountain ranges hold all the Cape Fynbos restricted-range and biome-restricted assemblage birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.