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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park


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
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Turaco Gallirex johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Lagden's Bush-shrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT resident - present A1
Albertine Sooty Boubou Laniarius holomelas LC resident 1998 present A3
Doherty's Bush-shrike Telophorus dohertyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Chubb's Cisticola Cisticola chubbi LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grauer's Swamp-warbler Bradypterus graueri VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Ruwenzori Hill-babbler Sylvia atriceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Ground-thrush Geokichla piaggiae LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata 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)
2012 low favourable medium
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 gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible 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%) favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Savanna 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 3,800 protected area overlaps with site 3,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Savanna -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2022.