Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo

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
Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor LC non-breeding 1994 19,100 individuals A4i
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis LC non-breeding 2000 11,000 individuals A4i
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC winter 1994 272,500 individuals A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1994 150,000 individuals A4i
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea LC resident 1997 present A3
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio LC non-breeding 2000 580 individuals A4i
African Spoonbill Platalea alba LC non-breeding 2000 765 individuals A4i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC non-breeding 1996 16,000 individuals A4i
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC non-breeding 2000 6,750 individuals A4i
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC non-breeding 1996 5,120 individuals A4i
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 1986 12,000 breeding pairs A4i
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC non-breeding 1994 260,000 individuals A4i
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC non-breeding 2000 4,171 individuals A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1986 630 breeding pairs A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC non-breeding 1999 4,563 individuals A4i
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca LC non-breeding 1998 510 individuals A4i
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC non-breeding 2000 4,002 individuals A4i
Yellow-billed Egret Ardea brachyrhyncha LC non-breeding 2000 1,501 individuals A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 1983 5,500 individuals A4i
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus LC resident 1986 4,400 breeding pairs A4i
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus LC non-breeding 2000 59,000 individuals A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC non-breeding 1994 5,299 individuals A4i
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter 1998 6,057 individuals A4i
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius LC non-breeding 2000 11,834 individuals A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 1999 26,852 individuals A4i
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC winter 1992 45,000 individuals A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter 1998 17,666 individuals A4i
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC winter 1999 4,431 individuals A4i
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC non-breeding 1994 8,254 individuals A4i
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding 1983 1,000 individuals A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC winter 2000 3,193 individuals A4i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC winter 2000 3,600 individuals A4i
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC winter 1997 3,800 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 1998 1,948 individuals A4i
Sahelian Woodpecker Dendropicos elachus LC resident 1997 present A3
Cricket Warbler Spiloptila clamans LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe LC resident 1997 present A3
Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus LC resident 1997 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 500,000-999,999 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)
2001 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Delta Intérieur du Niger Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,119,500 protected area contains site 103,100


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo. Downloaded from on 23/09/2021.