Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (1998)
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Area: 448,700 ha

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IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 very unfavourable high negligible
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Site summary
This IBA consists primarily of private farmland in the Fouriesburg, Bethlehem and Clarens districts. Most of the area is cultivated land, but some large patches of natural grassland and areas of rocky outcrops remain in this matrix. This site supports several Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus breeding colonies as well as Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus and Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rooiberge-Riemland. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.