NG008
Omo Forest Reserve 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
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Cercococcyx mechowi NR resident 1999 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1999 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 1999 present A3
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 1999 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Little Hornbill Horizocerus granti LC resident 1999 present A3
West African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros semifasciatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata VU resident 1999 present A1, A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus cassini LC resident 1999 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 1999 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 1999 present A3
Togo Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus togoensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Buccanodon duchaillui NR resident 1999 present A3
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus LC resident 1999 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1999 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus EN resident 1999 present A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Cuckooshrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia castanea LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 1999 present A3
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1999 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1999 present A3
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei LC resident 1999 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bearded Greenbul Criniger ndussumensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe castanea LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1999 unknown A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 1999 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 1999 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Woodhouse's Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei 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? Yes 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 - shifting agriculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather drought past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Geological events earthquakes/tsunamis past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Geological events volcanic eruptions past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes introduced genetic material past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic species/diseases of unknown origin - named species past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution air-borne pollutants - smog past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors flight paths past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Shasha Forest Reserve 31,005 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Omo Strict Natural Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 130,600 protected area contained by site 130,600
Omo Strict Nature Reserve 460 protected area contained by site 460
Omo Forest Reserve 132,771 is identical to site 132,000
Oluwa Forest Reserve 82,903 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ago-Owu Forest Reserve 24,007 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Omo Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2021.