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Mole 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
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 2000 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Lanius corvinus LC resident 2000 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus LC resident 2000 present A3
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma LC resident 2000 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 2000 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 2000 present A3
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 2000 present A3
Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 2000 present A3
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Firefinch Lagonosticta nigricollis LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-winged Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera LC resident 2000 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata LC resident 2000 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis LC resident 2000 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)
2021 high unfavourable high
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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) 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 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sephe Forest Reserve 37,536 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mole National Park 484,040 protected area overlaps with site 484,000

Habitats

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

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mole National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.