Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 17,770 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high very unfavourable high
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Site summary
This IBA consists of the Sterkfontein Dam and an escarpment to the south of the IBA. The most dominant grassland type is moist sandy highveld grassland. This area supports some highly threatened grassland species, including Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi, Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus and a breeding Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres colony.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/09/2022.