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Sandveld and Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserves


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1998

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Cape Shoveler Spatula smithii LC non-breeding - 183-490 individuals A4i
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis LC non-breeding - 150-540 individuals A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC non-breeding - 75 individuals A4i
Phoenicopterus ruber NR non-breeding - 760-1,632 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding - frequent A1
African Spoonbill Platalea alba LC non-breeding - 67-193 individuals A4i
African Darter Anhinga rufa LC non-breeding - 273-610 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC non-breeding - 271-716 individuals A4i

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)
2014 high unfavourable high
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
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Woodland - mixed 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Winterson Game Reserve Nature Reserve 643 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Winterhoek Reserve Nature Reserve 453 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tien Prinsloo Game Reserve Nature Reserve 2,345 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Stroomdrift Private Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 1,424 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sandveld Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 31,111 protected area overlaps with site 37,735
Maritha Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 757 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lelievlei Game Reserve Nature Reserve 628 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Warden Reserve Nature Reserve 2,927 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Warden Game Reserve Nature Reserve 4,593 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaaldraai Game Reserve Nature Reserve 870 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jozina Game Reserve Nature Reserve 654 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hoopstad Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 1,409 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hoffman Private Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 2,259 protected area overlaps with site 0
Duine Reserve Nature Reserve 2,742 protected area overlaps with site 0
Clerkstroom Private Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 3,768 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bloudrif Reserve Nature Reserve 1,593 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve 21,685 protected area contained by site 21,207

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands -
Grassland Grassland - Semi-desert -
Forest Woodland - mixed -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sandveld and Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserves. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021.