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
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii EN resident 1998 present A1
Subdesert Mesite Monias benschi VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Giant Coua Coua gigas LC resident 1998 present A3
Running Coua Coua cursor LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Olive-capped Coua Coua olivaceiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1998 present A1
Madagascar Jacana Actophilornis albinucha EN resident 1998 present A2
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident 1998 present A1
Long-tailed Ground-roller Uratelornis chimaera VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Archbold's Newtonia Newtonia archboldi LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Lafresnaye's Vanga Xenopirostris xenopirostris NT resident 1998 present A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata LC resident 1998 present A3
Subdesert Brush-warbler Nesillas lantzii LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Thamnornis Thamnornis chloropetoides LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Littoral Rock-thrush Monticola imerina LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava 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)
2017 high very 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 - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) 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 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable
Savanna 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Velondriake Paysage Harmonieux Protégé 64,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tsinjoriake Paysage Harmonieux Protégé 26,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Manjaboaka Locally Managed Marine Area 24,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Savanna -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mikea. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.