AE006
Ramtha lagoons


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC passage 1992 370 individuals B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC resident 1992 50 breeding pairs B1i
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC passage 1992 200 individuals B3

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 low unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Himantopus himantopus 50 50 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ramtha lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2022.