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Volcans 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
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Turaco Gallirex johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
African Long-eared Owl Asio abyssinicus LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea LC resident 1998 present A3
Fine-banded Woodpecker Campethera taeniolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Oriole Oriolus percivali LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Lagden's Bush-shrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT resident - present A1
Albertine Sooty Boubou Laniarius holomelas LC resident 1998 present A3
Doherty's Bush-shrike Telophorus dohertyi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1998 present A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Chubb's Cisticola Cisticola chubbi LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grauer's Swamp-warbler Bradypterus graueri VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 1998 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Ground-thrush Geokichla piaggiae LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata 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 low not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volcans National Park 16,000 protected area overlaps with site 12,000
Parc national des Volcans UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 16,000 protected area overlaps with site 15,000

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Volcans National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022.