Parque Nacional Natural Sanquianga

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brown Wood-rail Aramides wolfi VU resident 2003 present A1
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis LC resident 2003-2004 2,000-4,000 individuals A4i
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii LC resident 2003-2004 10,000-12,000 individuals A4ii
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC passage 2003-2004 500-1,000 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC resident 2007-2008 292 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2003-2004 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sanquianga Parque Nacional Natural 80,000 protected area overlaps with site 80,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen forest, Mangrove, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest -
Coastline Estuarine waters, Lagoons -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parque Nacional Natural Sanquianga. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.