Country/territory: South Africa
IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 2,300 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2014||very high||very unfavourable||low|
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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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Orange River Mouth Wetlands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/7098 on 10/06/2023.