Macchabé - Brise Fer forest

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
Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mascarene Swiftlet Aerodramus francicus NT resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Cuckooshrike Lalage typica VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mascarene Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone bourbonnensis LC resident 1998 present A2
Mauritius Bulbul Hypsipetes olivaceus VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Mauritius Olive White-eye Zosterops chloronothos CR resident 1998 present A1, A2
Zosterops borbonicus NR resident 1998 present A2
Mauritius Fody Foudia rubra EN resident 1998 present A1, A2

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)
2001 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium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)
MaccabeeBel Ombre Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3,594 protected area contained by site 3,594
Cabinet Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 18 protected area contained by site 18
Black River Gorges National Park 6,574 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Macchabé - Brise Fer forest. Downloaded from on 22/01/2020.