GN008
Mafou


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
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1997 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1997 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1997 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1997 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 1997 present A3
Eremomela pusilla NR resident 1997 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1997 present A3
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma LC resident 1997 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1997 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae LC breeding 1997 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1997 present A3
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1997 present A3
Pytilia phoenicoptera NR resident 1997 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1997 present A3
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-winged Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica LC resident 1997 present A3
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii LC resident 1997 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata LC resident 1997 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 1997 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)
2001 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Previously called Mafou Classified Forest National Park 52,400 protected area contained by site 52,400
Niger-Mafou Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,015,450 protected area contains site 208,800
Haut Niger National Park - Kouya Core Area National Park 674,000 protected area overlaps with site 208,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Unknown -
Shrubland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mafou. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2018.