|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2018||very high||not assessed||low|
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The site is located in the south-east of the country, south-east of Kigali, and includes swamps and marshes in part of the flood-plain of the Nyabarongo river, the longest river in Rwanda. The vegetation is composed of Cladium and Typha spp., Cyperus latifolius, C. papyrus and Echninochloa pyramidalis. Average annual rainfall is estimated to be 950–1,100 mm.
See Box and Table 3 for key species. Around 50 species have been recorded from the wetlands, including Ardeola idae and Circus macrourus. In addition, three species of the Afrotropical Highlands biome (A07) have been reported (Table 3).
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nyabarongo wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/04/2021.