ZA023
Orange River Mouth Wetlands This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 9,600 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 very high very unfavourable low
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Site summary
The Orange River mouth is located on the arid Atlantic coast at South Africa's border with Namibia. This IBA is a 13 km long section of the Orange River, including its floodplain and terrestrial matrix. Bird numbers and diversity can be as high as 26 000 individuals comprising 56 species.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Orange River Mouth Wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022.