BF005
Mare aux Hippopotames


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 1998 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1998 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1998 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1998 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis 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)
2001 low near favourable low
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mare aux Hippopotames Bird Reserve 19,200 is identical to site 19,200
La Mare aux hippopotames Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 19,200 is identical to site 19,200
Forêt classée de la mare aux hippopotames UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 186,000 protected area contains site 19,200

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Bala SSG 1998
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mare aux Hippopotames. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/11/2019.