KE049
Lake Nakuru 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
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis LC winter 1991 7,860 individuals A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1993 600 individuals A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1991 9,940 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT winter 1993 1,448,000 individuals A1, A4i
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis LC winter 1991 1,620 individuals A4i
African Spoonbill Platalea alba LC winter 1992 580 individuals A4i
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN winter - present A1
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC winter 1992 44,430 individuals A4i
Himantopus himantopus NR winter 1991 3,120 individuals A4i
Sterna nilotica NR winter 1992 1,390 individuals A4i
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC winter 1991 9,040 individuals A4i
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage - present A1
Grey-crested Helmet-shrike Prionops poliolophus NT resident 1999 present A1, A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1993 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high 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
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species 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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads 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
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

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
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Nakuru Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 18,800 is identical to site 18,800
Lake Nakuru National Park 18,800 is identical to site 18,800
Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley World Heritage Site 32,034 protected area contains site 18,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Woodland - monodominant -
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, wet -
Wetlands (inland) Saline lakes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Nakuru National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017.