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NNR Aïr - Ténéré


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
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 1999 present A3
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii LC resident 1999 present A3
Nubian Bustard Neotis nuba NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-breasted Barbet Trachyphonus margaritatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Sahelian Woodpecker Dendropicos elachus LC resident 1999 present A3
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor NT breeding 1999 unknown A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 1999 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1999 present A3
Cricket Warbler Spiloptila clamans LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 1999 present A3
Fulvous Babbler Argya fulva LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe LC resident 1999 present A3
Blackstart Oenanthe melanura LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1999 present A3
Passer simplex NR resident 1999 present A3
Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus LC resident 1999 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1999 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 medium not assessed medium
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 livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming 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
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Réserve Nationale naturelle de l'Aïr et du Ténéré National Nature Reserve 6,456,000 protected area contained by site 6,456,000
Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves World Heritage Site 7,736,000 is identical to site 7,736,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas -
Desert -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: NNR Aïr - Ténéré. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2017.