Kruger National Park and adjacent areas

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (1998)
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Area: 2,136,380 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2014 high very unfavourable high
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Site summary
The Kruger National Park is situated on the southern portion of the Mozambique coastal plain in the lowveld of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The IBA covers an area of over 2.1 million hectares. The Park is known to support more than 490 bird species, about 55% of the species found in the entire southern African Sub-region. This includes several important populations of widespread birds, which have suffered outside large protected areas.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kruger National Park and adjacent areas. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.