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Ngorongoro Conservation Area


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
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-breasted Francolin Pternistis rufopictus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1994 400,000-1,200,000 individuals A1, A4i
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 2000 present A3
Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar Caprimulgus donaldsoni LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 2000 present A3
Nyanza Swift Apus niansae LC resident 2000 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis gindiana LC resident 2000 present A3
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC winter 1995 6,541 individuals A4i
Himantopus himantopus NR non-breeding 1995 2,613 individuals A4i
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus LC winter 1998 500 individuals A4i
Buteo oreophilus NR resident 2000 present A3
Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli CR breeding 1982 110 breeding pairs A4ii
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 2000 present A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage - present A1
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 2000 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 2000 present A3
Trachyphonus darnaudii NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Usambiro Barbet Trachyphonus usambiro LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2000 present A1
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha VU resident - present A1
Fischer's Lovebird Agapornis fischeri NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-crested Helmetshrike Prionops poliolophus NT resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 2000 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-throated Tit Melaniparus fringillinus LC resident 2000 present A1, A3
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra LC resident 2000 present A3
Somali Short-toed Lark Alaudala somalica LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Short-tailed Lark Spizocorys fremantlii LC resident 2000 present A3
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 2000 present A3
Andropadus milanjensis NR resident 2000 present A3
Andropadus nigriceps NR resident 2000 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 2000 present A3
Sylvia abyssinica NR resident 2000 present A3
Banded Warbler Sylvia boehmi LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown Warbler Sylvia lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Zosterops abyssinicus NR resident 2000 present A3
Zosterops poliogastrus NR resident 2000 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 2000 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Hildebrandt's Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti LC resident 2000 present A3
Ashy Starling Lamprotornis unicolor LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 2000 present A3
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 2000 present A3
Rüppell's Robin-Chat Cossypha semirufa LC resident 2000 present A3
Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus LC resident 2000 present A3
Moorland Chat Pinarochroa sordida LC resident 2000 present A3
Nectarinia mediocris NR resident 2000 present A3
Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze LC resident 2000 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni LC resident 2000 present A3
Golden-winged Sunbird Drepanorhynchus reichenowi LC resident 2000 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-tailed Weaver Histurgops ruficauda LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Black-capped Social-weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Jackson's Widowbird Euplectes jacksoni NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 present A3
Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei LC resident 2000 present A3
Coccopygia melanotis NR resident 2000 present A3
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda charmosyna LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-headed Silverbill Odontospiza griseicapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
Swahili Sparrow Passer suahelicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula LC resident 2000 present A3
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus LC resident 2000 present A3
Serinus striolatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 2000 present A3
Southern Grosbeak-canary Crithagra buchanani LC resident 2000 unknown A3
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata LC resident 2000 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 2000 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1994 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii

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 medium 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 - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2,305,100 protected area overlaps with site 828,800
Serengeti National Park World Heritage Site 1,476,300 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ngorongoro Conservation Area World Heritage Site 809,440 protected area contained by site 828,800
Ngorongoro Conservation Area 828,800 protected area contained by site 828,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2017.