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'W' 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
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea LC resident 1999 present A3
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs NT resident 1999 present A3
Savile's Bustard Lophotis savilei LC resident 1999 present A3
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter - present A1
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1999 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1999 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1999 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Eremomela pusilla NR resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
River Prinia Prinia fluviatilis LC resident 1999 unknown A3
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1999 present A3
Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini LC resident 1999 present A3
Lagonosticta larvata NR resident 1999 present A3
Pytilia phoenicoptera NR resident 1999 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1999 present A3
Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus LC resident 1999 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata 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)
2001 medium not assessed low
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
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
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive 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)
W Region (Niger) UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 728,000 protected area contains site 220,000
W National Park of Niger World Heritage Site 220,000 is identical to site 220,000
Parc W Niger National Park 220,000 is identical to site 220,000
Parc national du W Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 220,000 is identical to site 220,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Shrubland -
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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 (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: 'W' National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/12/2017.