Platberg-Karoo Conservancy

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4ii (1998)
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Area: 1,200,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
The conservancy covers the entire districts of De Aar, Philipstown and Hanover in the southeastern portion of the Northern Cape Province. Although the land in the IBA is primarily used for grazing and agriculture, it includes the suburban towns of De Aar, Philipstown, Petrusville and Hanover. This area holds vitally important populations of Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius, Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii, Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori and large numbers of Karoo Korhaan Eupodotis vigorsii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Platberg-Karoo Conservancy. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.