UG023
Mount Otzi Forest Reserve


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
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1998 present A3
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendropicos poecilolaemus LC resident 1998 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1998 present A3
Emin's Shrike Lanius gubernator LC resident 1998 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps LC resident 1998 present A3
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1998 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis 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
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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
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
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: 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 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%) near favourable
Savanna 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 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 Very little or no conservation action taking place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Otzi Forest Reserve 519 protected area overlaps with site 39
Otze Forest White Rhino Sanctuary 20,428 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mount Otzi Forest Reserve 18,800 is identical to site 18,800
Atiya Forest Reserve 19,400 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Otzi Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/04/2021.