Mattheus-Gat Conservation Area

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 52,000 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
Situated due east of Pofadder, this IBA consists of four farms consisting of mountains, plains and grasslands. The IBA holds both the globally threatened Red Lark Calendulauda burra, which inhabits the red sand dunes, and the near-threatened Sclater's Lark Spizocorys sclateri, which occurs erratically on the barren stony plains.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mattheus-Gat Conservation Area. Downloaded from on 21/05/2022.