CM012
Mount Oku


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
Cameroon Olive-pigeon Columba sjostedti LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea LC resident 2000 present A3
Campethera tullbergi NR resident 2000 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 2000 present A3
Banded Wattle-eye Platysteira laticincta EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Green-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus gladiator VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Yellow-breasted Boubou Laniarius atroflavus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Laniarius poensis NR resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Black-collared Apalis Oreolais pulcher LC resident 2000 present A3
Cisticola discolor NR resident 2000 present A2, A3
Bangwa Warbler Bradypterus bangwaensis NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Cameroon Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla montana NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Western Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla tephrolaema LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Cameroon Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus poensis LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sylvia abyssinica NR resident 2000 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Robin-chat Oreocossypha isabellae LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 2000 present A3
Cameroon Sunbird Cyanomitra oritis LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 2000 present A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 present A3
Bannerman's Weaver Ploceus bannermani VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni 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)
2013 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kilum-Ijim Forest Conservation Area 20,000 is identical to site 20,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Woodland - monodominant, Montane forest - undifferentiated -
Grassland Grassland - montane -
Savanna Bamboo - Montane -
Shrubland Scrub - forest, Shrubland - Montane -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Oku. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2019.