NA003
Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river


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
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus LC resident 1998 present A3
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU resident - present A1
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula VU resident - present A1
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula VU non-breeding - 15-100 individuals A1, A4i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT winter - 200-300 individuals A1, A4i
Bradfield's Hornbill Lophoceros bradfieldi LC resident 1998 present A3
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Chirping Cisticola Cisticola pipiens LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-faced Babbler Turdoides melanops LC resident 1998 present A3
Hartlaub's Babbler Turdoides hartlaubii LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharp-tailed Starling Lamprotornis acuticaudus LC resident 1998 present A3
Meves's Long-tailed Starling Lamprotornis mevesii LC resident 1998 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1998 present A3
Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Popa Game Park National Park 50 protected area contained by site 0
Mahango Game Reserve Reserve 24,462 is identical to site 24,462
Bwabwata-Okavango Ramsar Site Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 46,964 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bwabwata National Park 627,700 protected area overlaps with site 24,462

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2022.