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Lake Rukwa


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
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis LC non-breeding 1955 abundant A4i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC non-breeding 1955 abundant A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 1955 40,000-60,000 individuals A4i
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris NT non-breeding 1995 1,500 individuals A4i
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC winter 1995 11,906 individuals A4i
Tanzanian Masked Weaver Ploceus reichardi LC resident 1995 present A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1955 50,000-99,999 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Uwanda Game Reserve 500,000 protected area overlaps with site 400,000
Rukwa Game Controlled Area 400,000 protected area overlaps with site 200,000
Mlele GCA Game controlled area 3,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lukwati Game Controlled Area 200,000 protected area overlaps with site 100,000
Lukwati Forest Reserve 216,965 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Rukwa G.R Game reserve 198,801 protected area overlaps with site 0
Katavi National Park National Park 420,757 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Rukwa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2021.