MG017
Masoala National Park This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor VU resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana LC resident 1993-1994 present A2, A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1993-1994 present A1
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1993-1994 present A1
Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei VU resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur EN resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident - present A1
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii NT resident 1993-1994 present A1
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus VU resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger VU resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1993-1994 present A1, A3
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Common Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis coruscans LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris LC resident 1993-1994 present A2, A3
Crossley's Vanga Mystacornis crossleyi LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1993-1994 present A1, A3
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii EN resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri EN resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Green Jery Neomixis viridis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps NT resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops LC resident 1993-1994 present A1, A3
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei LC resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1993-1994 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)
2017 very high unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Unknown A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rainforests of the Atsinanana World Heritage Site 479,661 protected area contains site 230,000
Masoala National Park 220,477 protected area contained by site 220,477

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Masoala National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2019.