ZW001
Nyanga mountains


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
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1998 present A3
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU resident 1998 4 breeding pairs A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter - present A1
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 1998 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha VU resident - present A1
Olive Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Briar Warbler Oreophilais robertsi LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chirinda Apalis Apalis chirindensis LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Barratt's Warbler Bradypterus barratti LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1998 present A1, A3
Stripe-cheeked Bulbul Arizelocichla milanjensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1998 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1998 present A3
White-throated Robin-chat Dessonornis humeralis LC resident 1998 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
Gurney's Sugarbird Promerops gurneyi NT resident 1998 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1998 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli 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)
2011 high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No 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 livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

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
Grassland Grassland - montane 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nyanga National Park 33,000 is identical to site 40,000
Gairezi Res Wildlife Management Area 98 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Erin State Forest 10,741 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Sanyatwe Site Support Group 2005
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland Grassland - montane -
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral pools and wetlands, Rivers & streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nyanga mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2021.