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Parc National du Niokolo-Koba


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Adamawa Turtle-dove Streptopelia hypopyrrha LC resident 1998 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1998 present A3
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1998 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Little Green Woodpecker Campethera maculosa LC resident 1998 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1998 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Lanius corvinus LC resident 1998 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus LC resident 1998 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 1998 present A3
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla LC resident 1998 present A3
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota LC resident 1998 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura LC resident 1998 present A3
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma LC resident 1998 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1998 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1998 present A3
Vinaceous Firefinch Lagonosticta vinacea LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera LC resident 1998 present A3
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus LC resident 1998 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1998 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 not assessed medium medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Shrubland Scrub - forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Parc national du Niokolo-Koba UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 913,000 protected area contained by site 913,000
Niokolo-Koba National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 913,000 protected area contained by site 913,000
Niokolo Koba National Park 913,000 protected area contained by site 913,000

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub - forest -
Forest Woodland - mixed -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Land ownership




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parc National du Niokolo-Koba. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/parc-national-du-niokolo-koba-iba-senegal on 30/11/2023.