Polokwane Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1 (1998)
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Area: 3,200 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high near favourable low
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Site summary
This site lies 3 km south of Polokwane and is located in flat, open broadleaved savanna and grassland. The reserve supports at least 250 bird species. It is the only reserve in South Africa holding the isolated Pietersburg Plateau population of the Short-clawed Lark Certhilauda chuana.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Polokwane Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.