LR008
Sapo


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
White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1997 present A3
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 1997 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Eastern Little Hornbill Horizocerus granti LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros semifasciatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata VU resident 1997 present A1, A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Western Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus albocristatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1997 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 1997 present A3
Buccanodon duchaillui NR resident 1997 present A3
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus LC resident 1997 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1997 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh EN resident 1997 present A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue Cuckooshrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-billed Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps LC resident 1997 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia hormophora LC resident 1997 present A3
Lagden's Bush-shrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT resident 1997 present A1
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 1997 present A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Terpsiphone rufiventer NR resident 1997 present A3
White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1997 present A3
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-headed Rufous-warbler Bathmocercus cerviniventris DD resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1997 present A3
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-capped Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri LC resident 1997 present A3
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Finsch's Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina finschi LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Ground-thrush Geokichla princei LC resident 1997 present A3
White-tailed Alethe Alethe diademata LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 1997 present A3
Ussher's Flycatcher Bradornis ussheri LC resident 1997 present A3
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 1997 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 1997 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 1997 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 1997 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha LC resident 1997 present A3
Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni EN resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1997 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 1997 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-fronted Antpecker Parmoptila rubrifrons NT resident 1997 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)
2013 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sapo National Park National Park 180,363 is identical to site 150,482

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Sapo National Park Site Support Group 2005
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sapo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/04/2021.