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Lake Bogoria National Reserve This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC non-breeding 1997 3,700 individuals A4i
Phoenicopterus ruber NR non-breeding 2001 18,540 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1999 1,070,000 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 1,000,000-2,499,999 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)
2019 very high not assessed medium
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 likely in short term (within 4 years) 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 whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Geological events earthquakes/tsunamis likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) Saline lakes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Bogoria Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 10,700 protected area overlaps with site 10,700
Lake Bogoria National Reserve 10,700 protected area contained by site 10,700
Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 32,034 protected area overlaps with site 9,631

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, wet -
Savanna Bushland & thicket - evergreen -
Wetlands (inland) Saline lakes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.