Ngoye Forest Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 3,880 ha

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IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2009 unfavourable high low
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Site summary
Ngoye Forest is located c. 11 km inland of Mtunzini and c. 20 km east of Eshowe. The range is drained by the Umhlatuzana River and its tributaries to the north, and the tributaries of the Umlalazi River to the south. This is the only forest patch in southern Africa holding Green Barbet Stactolaema olivacea.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ngoye Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.