Tsimanampetsotsa National Park

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
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1998 present A1
Giant Coua Coua gigas LC resident 1998 present A3
Running Coua Coua cursor LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Verreaux's Coua Coua verreauxi LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Olive-capped Coua Coua olivaceiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-banded Plover Charadrius thoracicus VU resident 1998 55 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident 1998 present A1
Archbold's Newtonia Newtonia archboldi LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Lafresnaye's Vanga Xenopirostris xenopirostris NT resident 1998 present A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata LC resident 1998 present A3
Subdesert Brush-warbler Nesillas lantzii LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Thamnornis Thamnornis chloropetoides LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Littoral Rock-thrush Monticola imerina LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava LC resident 1998 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)
2001 medium not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park 45,818 protected area contained by site 43,000
Parc national Tsimanampesotse Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 45,604 protected area overlaps with site 43,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tsimanampetsotsa National Park. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.