Waterberg System

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii (1998)
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Area: 375,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 unfavourable high low
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Site summary
The site consists of the Waterberg range and its cliffs. The area is characterised by open broadleaved woodland that is common on the plains below the Waterberg Mountains. Kransberg holds a large Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres colony of nearly 900 breeding pairs.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Waterberg System. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.