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Mahavavy - Kinkony wetlands NPA


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
Meller's Duck Anas melleri EN resident 1997 present A2
Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri EN resident 1997 10 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1997 present A1
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding 1997 4,200 individuals A4i
Giant Coua Coua gigas LC resident 1997 present A3
Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps LC resident 1997 present A3
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1997 present A1
Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti EN resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis LC non-breeding 1997 2,523 individuals A4i
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides CR resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata 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)
2019 high unfavourable high
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 fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - intentional use: subsistence/sml scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 57015 54503 - good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Mangroves 18200 12014 - good (> 90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Site Bioculturel d'Antrema Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 20,620 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lac Kinkony Hunting Reserve 15,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Freshwater lakes and pools, Permanent herbaceous swamps and bogs -
Forest Mangrove, Lowland forest - dry deciduous -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mahavavy - Kinkony wetlands NPA. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2022.