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Upper Orashi forests


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
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1999 present A3
Akun Eagle-owl Bubo leucostictus LC resident 1999 present A3
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1999 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1999 present A3
Congo Pied Hornbill Lophoceros fasciatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Piping Hornbill Bycanistes sharpii LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus cassini LC resident 1999 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus purpuratus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1999 present A3
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus LC resident 1999 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1999 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus EN resident 1999 min 1,000 individuals A3
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Cuckooshrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-billed Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota LC resident 1999 present A3
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus LC resident 1999 present A3
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1999 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 1999 present A3
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei LC resident 1999 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1999 present A3
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe castanea LC resident 1999 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 1999 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes tephrolaemus LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-and-black Weaver Ploceus castaneofuscus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1999 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons LC resident 1999 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 not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Pteronetta hartlaubii Hartlaub's Duck 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Psittacus erithacus 300 300 adults 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Upper Orashi River Forest Reserve 9,696 is identical to site 0
Upper Orashi Forests Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 25,165 protected area contains site 25,165

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Orashi forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/06/2020.