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Lake Mburo National Park


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
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident - present A1
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
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
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei 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

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 medium near favourable high
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) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale 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
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) 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%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Shrubland 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Mburo-Nakivali Wetland System Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 26,834 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Mburo National Park 37,000 protected area overlaps with site 37,000
Kyahi Forest Reserve 4,274 protected area is adjacent to site 0

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 -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Mburo National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/02/2023.