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Kyambura Wildlife Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1999 30,000 individuals A1, A4i
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident 1998 present A1
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC non-breeding 1998 4,100 individuals A4i
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri NT resident 1998 present A1, A3
Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi LC resident 1998 present A3
Papyrus Yellow Warbler Calamonastides gracilirostris VU resident 1998 present A1, A3
White-winged Swamp-warbler Bradypterus carpalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops LC resident 1998 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
2012 low favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

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) - nomadic grazing happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity 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
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Queen Elizabeth National Park UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 739,500 protected area contains site 0
Queen Elizabeth National Park 205,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kyambura Wildlife Reserve 15,400 protected area overlaps with site 15,400

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2022.