GN017
Monts Nimba (part of Mount Nimba transboundary AZE)


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
Ahanta Francolin Pternistis ahantensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1997 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1997 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Eastern Little Hornbill Horizocerus granti LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus albocristatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus LC resident 1997 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1997 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Melancholy Woodpecker Dendropicos lugubris LC resident 1997 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia blissetti LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia hormophora LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1997 present A3
White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea LC resident 1997 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1997 present A3
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Sierra Leone Prinia Schistolais leontica EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps LC resident 1997 present A3
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii LC resident 1997 present A2
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota LC resident 1997 present A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura LC resident 1997 present A3
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 1997 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1997 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1997 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 1997 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1997 present A3
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli LC resident 1997 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Finsch's Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina finschi LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa epulata LC resident 1997 present A3
White-tailed Alethe Alethe diademata LC resident 1997 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 1997 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)
2001 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

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 happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

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 Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Réserve de la biosphère des Monts Nimba UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 145,200 protected area contains site 12,540
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 22,130 protected area contains site 12,540
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve 13,000 protected area contained by site 12,540

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monts Nimba (part of Mount Nimba transboundary AZE). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2022.