Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 172,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 high unfavourable 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 (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.