Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4ii (1998)
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Area: 260,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 very high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
The Soutpansberg, an east-west trending mountain range, stretches some 130 km from 10 km west of Thohoyandou in the east to Vivo in the west. Patches of high-altitude Afromontane forest are found in valleys and moist basins. The Soutpansberg supports a Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres colony, Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus and Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Soutpansberg. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.