Luapula Mouth

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma LC non-breeding 1954 1,000 individuals A4i
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Chirping Cisticola Cisticola pipiens LC resident 1998 present A3
Zambian Yellow Warbler Calamonastides bensoni VU resident 1998 present A1, A3
White-winged Swamp-warbler Bradypterus carpalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Hartlaub's Babbler Turdoides hartlaubii LC resident 1998 present A3
Katanga Masked Weaver Ploceus katangae LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Firefinch Lagonosticta nitidula 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)
2005 medium favourable negligible
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 hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) 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%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) Unknown Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kapoli Forest Reserve 1,615 protected area overlaps with site 0


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Luapula Mouth. Downloaded from on 29/09/2021.