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Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Caprimulgus poliocephalus NR resident 1998 present A3
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii NR resident 1998 present A2, A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Turaco Gallirex johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
African Long-eared Owl Asio abyssinicus LC resident 1998 present A3
Buteo oreophilus NR resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1998 present A2
Laniarius poensis NR resident 1998 present A3
Lagden's Bush-shrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT resident - present A1
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1998 present A3
Cisticola chubbi NR resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1998 present A3
Bamboo Warbler Bradypterus alfredi LC resident 1998 present A3
Andropadus nigriceps NR resident 1998 present A3
Joyful Greenbul Chlorocichla laetissima LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Sylvia abyssinica NR resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 1998 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1998 present A3
Geokichla piaggiae NR resident 1998 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-eyed Black-flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus LC resident 1998 present A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Golden-winged Sunbird Drepanorhynchus reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Serinus striolatus NR resident 1998 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 1998 present A3

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)
2012 low favourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Savanna 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rwenzori Mountains National Park World Heritage Site 99,600 is identical to site 99,600
Rwenzori Mountains National Park 99,500 protected area contained by site 99,500

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Unknown -
Savanna -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2017.