MG053
Torotorofotsy Wetlands


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
Meller's Duck Anas melleri EN resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Slender-billed Flufftail Sarothrura watersi EN resident 1993-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Rail Rallus madagascariensis VU resident 1993-1994 present A2, A3
Madagascar Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla VU resident 1993-1994 present A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1993-1994 present A1, A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Green Jery Neomixis viridis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Madagascar Grassbird Amphilais seebohmi LC resident 1993-1994 present A2
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1993-1994 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1993-1994 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)
2017 high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No 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 gathering terrestrial plants - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) not assessed

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Permanent herbaceous swamps and bogs -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Torotorofotsy Wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2019.