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Obudu Plateau This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Cameroon Olive-pigeon Columba sjostedti LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea LC resident 1999 present A3
Campethera tullbergi NR resident 1999 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1999 present A3
Green-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus gladiator VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Yellow-breasted Boubou Laniarius atroflavus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Laniarius poensis NR resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-tailed Warbler Poliolais lopezi NT resident 1999 present A2, A3
Cisticola discolor NR resident 1999 present A2, A3
Bangwa Warbler Bradypterus bangwaensis NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Mountain Saw-wing Psalidoprocne fuliginosa LC resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Cameroon Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla montana NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Western Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla tephrolaema LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Grey-headed Greenbul Phyllastrephus poliocephalus NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Cameroon Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus poensis LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Black-capped Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus herberti LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-throated Mountain-babbler Kupeornis gilberti VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1999 present A3
Crossley's Ground-thrush Geokichla crossleyi NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Mountain Robin-chat Oreocossypha isabellae LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 1999 present A3
Cameroon Sunbird Cyanomitra oritis LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1999 present A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1999 present A3
Bannerman's Weaver Ploceus bannermani VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1999 present A3
Shelley's Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high 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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Geological events avalanches/landslides happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads 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
Some of site covered (10-49%) 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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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Unknown -
Wetlands (inland) -
Savanna -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Obudu Plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2019.